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Finding Scholarships for High School Juniors

Financial aid that is awarded to students based on merit is called merit aid (or merit scholarships). Unlike need-based aid, private scholarships for high school ... Read More

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Finding Scholarships for High School Juniors

Financial aid that is awarded to students based on merit is called merit aid (or merit scholarships). Unlike need-based aid, private scholarships for high school juniors are awarded to students who achieve certain standards in academics and/or extracurricular activities, or who meet established guidelines.    Can a Junior in High ... Read More

College Interview Questions You Can Expect

College interviews can be intimidating. While pretty much every other aspect of the application process takes place from behind the safety of a computer screen, the interview requires interaction with—gulp!—another real, live human being. But this process doesn’t have to be so scary. Preparation will help you immensely in feeling ... Read More

12 Assumptions to Avoid When Choosing a College

This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for clarity and flow. During my work in college admissions I've heard many versions of the statements below from parents and students about choosing a college. Full disclosure: I am a champion of small ... Read More

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Beating the Sophomore Slump: A Guide to Getting Through the Second Year of College

How can you ensure your child has a successful and fulfilling second year of college? One aspect you and your child might note is the possibility of the “sophomore slump.” Understanding this phenomenon, recognizing that it’s common, and creating a plan to avoid or remedy it can be beneficial for ... Read More