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It’s easy to find a hotel near campus! Search by either name of the college or university, or enter the name of the city you plan to visit. ...read more
How far would you move to find your new college home?read more
While being deferred from your first-choice early action or early decision application can be upsetting, take heart. These do’s and don’ts will help the deferred student.read more
With spring comes college visits and college interviews. The impression a college gets of your student will affect their admission decision. Dressing for success is so much more than the clothes your student wears.read more
Without strong parenting and some tough love, your student might make some illogical college choices: going after a name, following a boyfriend/girlfriend, or choosing a college because it’s a party school. Be strong and remember that you are the parent…read more
Major in truth, justice, and the American way! The University of New Haven offers National Security Studies through the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences. Be one of the good guys (white hat optional).read more
The FAFSA Show is a must-see for anyone interested in money for college. Don’t miss it! It’s the most important thing you can do for college money.read more
Many are misinformed when it comes to the FAFSA. They believe that they make too much money to qualify for any kind of financial aid—and they decide not to file. That is the worst mistake you can make.read more
Searching and applying for college scholarships absolutely should not stop once a student is admitted into and starts attending college. There are scholarship opportunities galore for current college students.read more
Sallie Mae brought their expertise on the FAFSA and paying for college to CampusChat, Wednesday, September 21, 2016. Read the Q&A for expert FAFSA tips.read more
by Suzanne Shafer, Parent Editor Since choosing a college is an important decision, you want to be sure that you and your teen use the right criteria. When you put all your time, effort and hard earned money into sending your teen off to college, you want to be reasonably sure it’s the right college for them. Choosing a college for all the wrong reasons Here are some commonly used criteria for choosing a college. As you can see, using them might cause some regret in the future: Going to the same school a boyfriend or girlfriend is going...read more
by Monica Matthews, Scholarship Editor Do you ever scan a headline and there is just something about it that makes you want to read the article it represents? Newspaper reporters are savvy at creating titles for their articles that entice readers to want to know more and compel them to pick up and read or click into online. It may be a certain word or mysterious phrase that catches the reader’s eye, but whatever it is, if the article is frequently read, the catchy title has been a success. RELATED: Scholarship Essay Tip – Have another reader...read more
You are entering uncharted waters and for some, the final months and days of high school. From someone who survived those years, I want to share some parenting insight to help you along your college journey.read more
by Monica Matthews, Scholarship Editor School has started everywhere and for college-bound students and their parents, finding creative ways to pay for higher education can be a challenge. You can get your scholarship planning started off with the new school year now, before the rush! Here are three September scholarships you can apply for now to kick off the school year right: Vitality Medical Disability Scholarship Deadline: September 15 Open to: All high school students 16 years and older, college undergrads. Students do NOT need to have...read more
When should you apply to college and when do college applications get reviewed? It’s all about schedules and timelines — the colleges’ — not yours.read more
This is the predicament of so many middle class families. Their student applies to college, is accepted, and receives no financial aid.read more