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How to Stand Out and Win Scholarships

Those who win scholarships stand out with their essays, answer the questions asked and meet the deadlines. Q: What makes scholarship winners stand out? A: One of the more confusing areas of financial aid is the awarding of scholarships. How are recipients selected, and why? Those are very difficult questions because each scholarship grantor has […]

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Recession Doesn’t Deter College Applications

The average cost of private college tuition has risen to more than $25,000 per year, according to the College Board, but the increased cost of college coupled with the economic recession is not deterring high school seniors from applying. Application numbers from some of the country’s top schools are in and the results thus far […]

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How to Talk Money on College Visits

On a campus tour, you’ll probably be pretty excited to see how students spend their days and the chance to check out the dorms, dining facilities and lecture halls. A campus visit is also an ideal time to meet with the college’s financial aid counselor. This way, you can make sure the school is your […]

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College Search: Advice for High School Juniors

As seniors receive their admissions decisions, high school juniors should use the first few weeks in April to set up one-to-one meetings with their guidance counselors. Regardless of whether or not you attend a large public high school or a small private school, your guidance counselor is bound to be very busy. In an effort […]

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