College Applications

Don’t you wish that there was one simple recipe for creating the perfect college application? If only it was that easy. Every college has its own list of ingredients that make up the perfect college candidate, but there are some things you can do to ‘spice’ up your transcript and improve your chances of getting into the college of your choice. Check out our advice on everything from college admission essays to increasing your college entrance exam scores. Together, we’ll create a college application that will satisfy any recruiter’s appetite.

Avoid These Common FAFSA Mistakes!

Common FAFSA Errors In January, more than 20 million students will file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and many will submit applications with mistakes. Simple errors can delay or even derail your chances of receiving financial aid, not only at the federal level, but also at the state level and at prospective colleges. To ensure you receive the most aid possible, be sure to avoid these common FAFSA mistakes.
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10 Questions You Should Ask the Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Help When I started the college planning process, I never thought about how I was going to pay for it all. Like some students, I assumed my stellar grades and extensive extracurricular activities would automatically have schools throwing money at me. Guess what? That never happened. I quickly found out that there are deadlines and applications involved, and that scoring scholarships can be just as competitive as getting into a college. I certainly wish someone would have given me some advice about what to ask the financial aid office, as it would have made the whole process so much easier. I was clueless about financial aid, how to get it, and how to keep it. To ensure you don’t follow in my footsteps, be sure to ask the financial aid office at each of your prospective colleges the following questions. Continue Reading…

10 Important Financial Aid Terms You Should Know

Football and Financial Aid Financial aid is a lot like a football game. If you’re unfamiliar with the lingo, it can leave you dazed and confused. Just imagine what it would be like if a coach were to send in a quarterback without giving him a playbook or any tools to create an effective offense. In most cases, he would fail to move the ball. For some students, that’s exactly what has happened during the college planning process; they’ve received their college financial aid applications, but nobody has taken the time to explain what it all means. But don’t throw in the towel just yet. Here are 10 important terms that can help you score a financial aid touchdown! Continue Reading…


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