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NEWSLETTER – Edition 46

ROTC AND THE COLLEGE SEARCH Last week we celebrated Veterans Day, honoring all who have served in the United States military. The day of recognition also provides the opportunity to remind students of an incredibly attractive path to college: ROTC. The Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) is an officer training program for college students who commit to serve… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 46

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 45

THE SEARCH FOR A COLLEGE ACADEMIC HERO Last week I wrote about role models. This week I’m focused on academic heroes. My husband’s pure joy serves as the inspiration. We were visiting colleges in Houston this past weekend. In advance of our tours, Brad (above, right) did a little of his own research and found… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 45

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 43

EARLY VS. REGULAR Seniors are making some big decisions this week. Most are weighing whether they will apply through Early Decision or Regular Decision to the colleges of their choice. November 1st is the magic day for most schools. Strategy definitely comes into play. For some colleges, you have a real advantage when applying early.… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 43

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 42

SLOW & STEADY ... Are things getting a little harried at your house? Is your high school senior stressed about college applications? It's definitely that time of year! They have been working so hard to complete the general sections of the Common App and polish their personal essays. And now they are being bombarded by… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 42

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 41

SCHOLARSHIP SEASON Need-based aid is addressed through the FAFSA. Merit aid is usually determined by grades and standardized test scores. And scholarships can focus on anything – from the parent's employer, to community service or leadership experiences, to hobbies and talents.  There are thousands of scholarships. The strategy is to find ones that cater to… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 41

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 40

ARE YOU READY FOR THE PSAT?  Juniors are in the spotlight this week. Most will be taking the PSAT in school on Wednesday, October 13th. Personally, I am a big fan of the PSAT. First, it gives you an opportunity to experience a standardized test without all the usual pressure. Your score is not sent… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 40

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 39

DO THE FAFSA! FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s the ONLY way to apply for federal student aid. Plus, it also impacts the financial aid you receive from state governments and most colleges & universities. And don’t forget: It’s FREE to apply. The 2022-2023 FAFSA is the one that the Class… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 39

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 38

THE FAFSA IS COMING! Yes, the FAFSA officially opens on October 1. That means that now is a good time to make sure that your family understands some key financial concepts: FAFSA, CSS Profile and IDOCSExpected Family ContributionTools – FAFSA4caster and College NavigatorCost of AttendanceNet Price CalculatorFinancial Aid – Merit vs. Need-Based; and why college… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 38