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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Colleges are great at saying, “We have hundreds of scholarships available!” But that just provokes more questions: What is need-based financial aid? How do scholarships work?

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Ask the Admission Office

The college search process is so exciting! But it can give you a little tummy trouble, too.  Here’s everything you need to know about college visits from a parent’s perspective.

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Build Lasting Relationships

Building lasting relationships is the key to a successful college experience. And it starts the minute your child sets foot on campus. Did you know that building relationships can also impact your college money outcomes?

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8 College Admission Types (And the One that Works Best for Your Senior!)

It’s time for seniors to get that admission ball rolling, and now’s the time to start.  One of the things I wish would be easier to understand are the different types of admission available at all schools. (I also wish there was one standard financial aid award that...

Here’s How to Understand Room and Board — Quickly!

When you skim through lists of college costs, your eye often lands on room and board. What is room and board, anyway? To make it really simple, It’s the fancy way for colleges to say “sleep and food.” (I’ll break this out a little bit more in a sec.) Here are a few...

How Old Do You Have to Be to Search for Scholarships?

Did you know your child can earn scholarships as a kindergartener? Yeah! Unbelievable, right? It cracks me up to think of my son sitting down at a computer next year, typing away at a computer to fill out a scholarship application. (He’s four.) I checked in with...

10 Totally Simple College Dorm Hacks on the Cheap

I’m camping in Colorado right now (er… we’re glamping). That made me think of living in a dorm room, so an idea for college dorm hacks on the cheap was born!  Plus, August is screeching around the corner! You may be spending loads of money on college tuition but...

202 Powerful Questions to Ask on a College Tour

I loved it when families came for college tours. They were excited, happy and sometimes even nervous. However, some families weren’t sure what questions to ask because everything (everything!) was new to them.  I compiled a list of must-ask questions to ask on a...
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