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How to Help if Your Child Doesn’t Get into Their Top Choice College

TIPS FOR STEERING YOUR CHILD PAST DISAPPOINTMENT, TOWARD A STILL-BRIGHT FUTURE. Social media is full of gleeful images of high school seniors and their parents celebrating college acceptances. Of course, few people post images of their children experiencing college rejection. But that doesn’t mean it’s not happening.With many top-tier colleges accepting only 5% of applicants, …

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Cleared for Takeoff: Tips for Managing the First Few Weeks of College

The first few weeks of college are uniquely exciting . . . and stressful. Luckily, there are proven ways to ease your transition so you can launch into your college years with optimism and confidence. Here we’ve gathered some or our best advice from years of counseling and thousands of college students. Get involved!! This …

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Should You File a Financial Aid Award Appeal? Read This Before You Do

You’ve been accepted into the college of your choice. Great news!But your financial aid award is not enough to help you afford the college. Not great news.So, what can you do? You can appeal your financial aid award to try and get more aid from the college. A financial aid appeal is your formal request …

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7 Ways High School Sophomores Can Level Up Their College Applications This Summer

Summer is the perfect time for experiences that will better prepare you for college and the college admissions process. Hey high school sophomores and juniors—it’s almost summer! Time for fun, sun…and having experiences that can enhance your college search and college applications. While you don’t need to fill your summer with work and learning, you …

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Young Adult Power of Attorney Forms: Why You Should Have Them for Your Child

When children turn 18, they are legally considered to be “adults.” With this designation, they gain a few rights, such as the right to vote, and join the military. As parents, you also lose a few “rights”, even if you are still financially responsible for them. Yes – even if you are paying their tuition, …

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3 Big Changes to the FAFSA, and What They Mean for Families

Is there anything that hasn’t been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic? From the way we go to work to the way students learn, it’s been a game-changer. It should be no surprise then, that changes are coming to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) that is used to determine financial aid eligibility each …

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