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Avoiding the Scholarship Black Hole

Students and their families seem excited about scholarships in the fall of the senior year, but by the spring of that year, many have not yet applied for even one scholarship. This scenario almost sounds paradoxical as the potential to win free money should be a top...

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What Motivates Me to Help Families Truly Afford College

“We honestly cannot afford to attend and I am too embarrassed to tell our son.”"We did not expect college to be so expensive.”“We have not been able to save for education over the years as we had hoped.”"We thought government financial aid would help us in affording...

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Why Many College Students Miss the Résumé Mark

As I work with many academically talented college students who excel inside and outside of the classroom, I find the majority lack the ability to write a professional and distinct résumé. Unfortunately, many college students still perceive creating a résumé in their...

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Happy Holidays to Your Admissions Representative?

As you are shaping your holiday card list, it may be wise for a student to send a holiday card to the admissions representatives on their college list.  After all, admissions representatives are the “behind the scenes” advocate for a student’s application and will...

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When Did Going to College Become Extremely Complicated?

“I am totally confused” is a phrase I commonly hear from parents contacting me for assistance with their son or daughter’s college education planning.  What many parents encountered 20 to 25 years ago in their college admissions experience has gone through monumental...

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High School Planning for College Affordability

As the summer days get shorter and back to school time is upon us, many high school families will begin the exciting and surprisingly expensive college journey.  One question I am frequently asked is” how do we afford college?”  Parents that attended college 20 years...

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