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February 21, 2024

FAFSA Update

In our recent blog post, we shared insights into the revamped FAFSA form for the 2024-2025 applicationyear. The great news is that the Department of Education has undertaken a significant overhaul tosimplify the application process for families. However, it’s essential to stay informed about certainchallenges that have arisen during the initial launch. Key Updates for […]

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FAFSA Update

February 21, 2024

FAFSA Update

In our recent blog post, we shared insights into the revamped FAFSA form for the 2024-2025 applicationyear. The great news is that the Department of Education has undertaken a significant overhaul tosimplify the application process for families. However, it’s essential to stay informed about certainchallenges that have arisen during the initial launch. Key Updates for […]

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Strategic Junior Year College Planning: Your Roadmap to Stress-Free Applications

February 2, 2024

Strategic Junior Year College Planning: Your Roadmap to Stress-Free Applications

Junior year is one of the most important times in preparing for the college application and scholarship process. As the countdown to senior year begins, strategic planning can transform the looming college application process into a stress-free experience. If you’re reading this in January, you’re just six months away from when college applications become available […]

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FAFSA Experts

January 23, 2024

FAFSA Experts

The FAFSA Simplification Act required a significant redesign of the FAFSA form for the 2024-2025 application. The updates pushed back the FAFSA timeline for this year’s senior families from the typical October 1st application open date to late December. Even now, in January 2024, the FAFSA remains in a soft launch. The FAFSA website currently […]

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Class 101 Students Sweep Monroe County Lilly Scholarships

January 10, 2024

Class 101 Students Sweep Monroe County Lilly Scholarships

Big congratulations are in order to two Class 101 students who were recently awarded the Lilly Endowment Scholarship in Monroe County. In fact, they were the only two students in the county to receive the significant scholarship, and we couldn’t be prouder. Each year, Class 101 advisors help students navigate the application process to receive […]

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Making A College List

December 20, 2023

Making A College List

‘Tis the season for list making. We all know the big guy is making a list and checking it twice. Santa knows the importance of list-making… and so do we at Class 101. Making a list is a great way to kick off your college search journey. A college list helps students identify and put […]

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Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School Success

December 11, 2023

Preparing Middle Schoolers for High School Success

In the blink of an eye, the middle school years transition into the next chapter of academic adventure – high school. As parents and middle school students prepare for this pivotal leap, there’s a collective recognition that the bridge from middle school to high school is a critical one. In our business, we talk to […]

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What is a college resume?

November 27, 2023

What is a college resume?

Glad you asked. A college resume is similar to the professional resumes adults use. Although most high school students have yet to hold professional jobs before graduating, if they have followed our advice, they have accrued service hours, extracurricular achievements, and maybe an internship or two. The college resume is the perfect place to highlight […]

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The SAT is Going Digital

October 30, 2023

The SAT is Going Digital

You may know that the SAT will go completely digital in March 2024. After all, the PSAT made the complete switch and ditched paper and pencils this fall of 2023. The SAT has undergone several changes throughout its history, but along with going digital, the College Board (the organization responsible for the SAT) is making […]

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Changes in This Year’s FAFSA

October 23, 2023

Changes in This Year’s FAFSA

The FAFSA  The FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This federal form is often intimidating to families who have never completed it because it is the sole form determining government financial aid eligibility for the 17 million or so students in colleges and universities in the United States. The results of […]

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