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Finally chose where you’re going to college? Great! What’s next?

So, you finally chose which college you’ll be attending, and you’re PUMPED! No more applications, running to the mailbox everyday and essays!…well, at least not until the fall 😉   It sounds like you’ve earned the opportunity to do the Wayne Brady, over and over again. Congrats, young lad.   But, what’s next? After the celebratory dance, the calls from the grandparents and that aunt you haven’t seen since RocketPower was still on, it’s time to enjoy your acceptance, but to remember that you’ll be entering an exciting and very different phase of life. The part of college that most people forget about is the early days, meeting friends,...



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Pay For College: How to earn more money, scholarships and build some skills while you’re at it

  I recently came across an interesting story about a kid from Oklahoma paying off his college tuition with 500 pounds of pennies.   It was one of those ‘you had to click on’ stories on the internet, and it was really awesome to hear this kid’s story. I highly recommend it.   Beside the fact that he saved a ton of pennies ($974 worth!) he worked for ever dollar. He painted houses, mowed lawns, budgeted, and picked up any job he could. That’s it. Plain old hard work, basic personal finance skills and determination to execute on this plan.   With all the hoopla about college loans, rising tuition prices and a lack of jobs out there, it makes you wonder...



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University of Florida: GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

  University of Florida is a large public institution, and it’s a very competitive school. Often times with larger state schools, GPA and SAT or ACT scores are weighed even more heavily than smaller private schools due to state regulations and the sheer amount of applicants they receive per year.  That being said, U of F is still going to be looking at a lot of other variables too, but being able to earn a competitive GPA and test scores is priority number one. So, what exactly do you need to get in? Getting into the University of Florida The University of Florida is one of the largest institutions in the United States considering it has over 50,000 students enrolled. As noted above,...



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Student Financial Aid: Grants, Loans and Work-Study

    Student Financial Aid – What to expect from Pell Grants to loans to work-study programs.   So you finally got into college. Congrats! But, the question remains – how will you pay for it? If you haven’t done so already, please head over to https://fafsa.ed.gov/ and apply now – it’s free, so you’ve got nothing to lose! Even if your parents make enough money, I still highly recommend applying. You have until June 30th, 2015 to apply, but sooner the better.   Opening up your financial aid package is probably just as nerve-wracking as opening up your acceptance letter. After all, this may be the determining factor in choosing the college you attend....



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College Application Essay Format Q&A With Parke Muth

  Recently, I was able to chat about what defines a well-structured college application essay format in terms of topic selection and quality with Parke Muth from Parke Muth Consulting . Before Parke became a consultant, he worked in a number of different leadership positions at the University of Virginia’s Office of Admission, including Associate Dean of Admission and Director of International Admission. I asked Parke a couple key questions that parents and students often ask during the application process, and Parke does a tremendous job in applying his unique insights to help 1. What do admission officers really want to see from students in their essays? What makes an essay stand...



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