5 Apps Every College Student Needs

As a new college student, you’re faced with many questions you probably didn’t have to deal with before you left home. Questions like… where should I eat? Are these pop-tarts healthy enough to eat every day? Why can’t I ever wake up in time for class? And the most common of all, where did all my money go? There are hundreds of thousan...

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Why Go To College…Is It Really Worth It?

Every student wants to go to college, right? Well, that used to be true, but times are changing. With the downward shift in the economy and high unemployment rates, more and more students are asking themselves, “Why go to college?” While most parents and school counselors view college as the “next step” after high school, it makes sense for...

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Adjusting To College Life, How To Plan Ahead

You did everything to prepare for college… You purchased all your dorm supplies in advance, coordinated with your roommate, and have all your on-campus housing and financial aid paperwork complete…so what could possibly go wrong, right? Well, no matter how prepared you might feel, adjusting to college life once you arrive on campus will tak...

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Can I Afford A Private College?

W. Kent Barnds, The Vice President of Enrollment at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL, recently challenged the headline of my post, “When Applying To College, Consider The Price Tag” (scroll down to the comments section of this post to view his comment, if you’re interested…) In a nut shell, he felt the title of the post was misleading t...

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When Applying To College, Consider the Price Tag

With so many options, and so little time, the college search process can be both exciting and overwhelming for high school students. Finding a college that meets your needs may be one of the most important tasks that you’ve sought out to accomplish so far, so don’t take it lightly. In order to make the process as stress-free as possible, you sh...

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Should I Go To College After High School?

A lot of high school students and their parents view college as the natural progression after high school… but before you rush off to fill out those college applications, now might be a good time to figure out if a 4-year college is right for you, and really ask yourself, “should I go to college after high school?” As I mentioned ...

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Paying For College: 6 Financial Aid Myths

Paying for college is challenging and the financial aid process can be confusing for high school students and their parents. Below are 6 Financial Aid Myths that you should be cautious of as you navigate the financial aid process. Myth #1 – My Parent’s Make Too Much Money, So I Won’t Get Financial Aid Before you make the assumption that you...

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When To Apply For College

Applying to college is an exciting process, but you need to make sure that you know all of the college application deadlines. Finding out when to apply for college is a very important step in the college admissions process and has a lot of influence on which college you actually choose to attend. Below I will explain the differences between Early D...

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