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NEWSLETTER – Edition 64

BECAUSE YOU ARE ALREADY FEELING OVERWHELMED! 🔹 Standardized tests 🔹 GPA 🔹 Resume 🔹 Activities  🔹 In-state 🔹 Out-of-state 🔹 Public 🔹 Private 🔹 Applications 🔹 Deadlines 🔹 Supplemental requirements  🔹 Tuition 🔹 Room & Board 🔹 Other fees 🔹 Scholarships   🔹 When? 🔹 Where? 🔹 How? There’s a lot to consider. And sifting through… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 64

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 63

BECAUSE OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ATTAINABLE. ⭐ First in your family to go to college?  ⭐ Majoring in aviation?  ⭐ US Government fanatic? ⭐ Like to debate? ⭐ Want to study abroad? ⭐ Made a difference in your community? There are thousands of scholarships available nationwide. And hundreds of thousands of dollars go unclaimed each year.  … Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 63

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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 32

SCHOLARSHIP SEASON IS HERE! One of my favorite scholarships just opened for the 2021/2022 season. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation offers one of the most prestigious independent scholarships in the nation. Typically, over 90,000 high school seniors compete to be selected as one of 150 winners. The perks include a $20k college scholarship, a weekend retreat… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 32

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 20

WHAT IS THE PRICE & HOW ARE YOU GOING TO PAY IT? This week, I completed a Financial Aid certification course offered by The Scoir College Network. Through my work at Scout, I want to make sure that every family understands these key concepts: Cost of AttendanceNet Price CalculatorFinancial Aid – Merit vs. Need-Based; and… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 20

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 9

10 REASONS WHY YOU NEED ME I've spent a lot of time during the past week talking to parents and students about the reasons why you need a college consultant to help you navigate the admissions process. Here are the top ten reasons that come to mind: 10 – College is a significant expense. According to… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 9

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 8

COMMON APP ESSAY PROMPTS Do you have a high school junior? If so, it's time to start thinking about the Common App essay. The essay is part of the overall Common Application—an online application you can use to apply to more than 900 colleges. Each year, more than one million students apply to college using… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 8

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 7

GAP YEARS GAIN IN POPULARITY One of the outcomes of the present pandemic is that more and more high school seniors are considering taking a gap year before college. Traditionally, there are many reasons to take a gap year. The current trend is based mostly on comparing the cost of college with the shift to… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 7

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 6

FEATURING MORE TIDBITS THAN USUAL In this season filled with so much love, I've decided to share a little of my own. My role as a college consultant is to provide you with information and advice. You can research and find your own information, but my weekly newsletter is designed highlight the news you need… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 6

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NEWSLETTER – Edition 5

EXPLORING COLLEGES NEED NOT WAIT So the pandemic has you stuck at home. Use this time to explore and research colleges. There are numerous books on the market (my favorite is noted below). There are hundreds of virtual tours. And now a few institutions are opening back up for in-person visits. One such school is… Continue reading NEWSLETTER – Edition 5