One of the biggest mistakes that students make is thinking that acceptance rate = quality of school. A casual glance at acceptance rates would certainly back this up–the most selective schools are often the most prestigious and well-resourced institutions in the world. But by focusing on acceptance rate, you are […]
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Introduction to Student Loans The word l-o-a-n has become a four-letter word, but loans are a reality for many students. Many schools have financial aid packages that include loans. Other schools “gap” (ie: do not meet all need) students which can leave private loans as a final option. Additionally, the […]
Creating an ACT/SAT Testing Plan There is no other way around it–for college-bound students, 11th grade is the year of lots of testing. The list usually includes PSATs, ACTs, SATs, and perhaps even APs and SAT Subject Tests. Count on it: you will spend many hours taking these exams and […]
“I have to be completely honest…I have no idea what I am doing” Saying it out loud made me feel so much better. I had been putting off this call for a few weeks, but the first step was asking for help. I was in the process of applying to […]
Why does study abroad have to happen during the fall semester of junior year? What would happen if a student spent their entire college experience abroad (or most of it)? The answer is that you could save a ton of money. Here are a few countries you could consider if […]
We are working on a series of posts that highlight different ways to “hack” your college experience and save a ton of money. Last week we showed the opportunities that MOOCS provide. Here is another way to save tens of thousands of dollars: Paying for college is a ridiculously expensive […]