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What is the FAFSA?

December 8, 2022

What is the FAFSA?

The form we commonly refer to as the FAFSA stands for the Free Application for FederalStudent Aid. This form is used by college-going students to apply for financial aid andbecomes available each year on October 1st. As college advisors, we work with many families who come to us with preconceived ideasabout the FAFSA. Parents often […]

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Summer activities to boost your college applications

July 11, 2022

Summer activities to boost your college applications

Summer is time for fun and sun but the smartest students also utilize the time to add meaningful experiences to their college resumes. With two whole months without high school classes and a break from extracurriculars, summer is a prime time to gain stand-out work experiences, impactful volunteer work, student research programs, and more! Students […]

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College Essay Writing Tips: How to write a great college essay

June 13, 2022

College Essay Writing Tips: How to write a great college essay

Did you know the average student applies to 7-10 colleges and writes an average of 15-20essays? Gone are the days of writing a single essay and submitting it to the single college ofyour choice. When these essays can be the difference between being accepted or denied,receiving a scholarship or not, you want your essays to […]

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Test Optional: Why students should still take the SAT and ACT

May 31, 2022

Test Optional: Why students should still take the SAT and ACT

You may have heard that colleges recently made the switch to test-optional and no longer require college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT. These tests have traditionally played an important role in college admissions and despite what you have heard, we are here to tell you that they still matter. While it may be […]

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Do I need the FAFSA?

September 2, 2021

Do I need the FAFSA?

Although this could be the most boring blog you’ll read all month, I’m afraid it’s too important to ignore if you’re looking to qualify for scholarships or other financial aid from colleges in the next year or two. I get questions several times a week about the process of applying for financial aid, whether a […]

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