Understanding Your College Financial Aid Award Letter

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Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

I still remember the day I received my college acceptance letter. I was so excited. My parents were excited too, and for a few days that was all we talked about. Without meaning to burst my bubble, they eventually had to sit me down and explain that before I…

How to Beat Senioritis

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Don’t Become a Victim of Senioritis!

Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

 

Senioritis – noun. A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors. Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude. The only known cure is a phenomenon known as graduation. (According to

Tax Breaks for College Students

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Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Tax Benefits for College Students

You’re shelling out plenty of money for college – tuition, textbooks, room and board. But what has all of that money done for you lately? (Other than getting you closer to a degree, of course.) Did you know you can take advantage of special tax breaks just for college students and their parents?

These benefits come…

College Financial Aid Dictionary – Part 2

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More terms you need to know to get the most out of your financial aid.

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

As soon as you graduate or leave school, each of your loan administrators will notify you about the amount and due dates of your payments. There will be paperwork to go through and some of it might be overwhelming.

We’re here to help! Here are some common…

College Financial Aid Dictionary

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Terms you need to know to get the most out of your financial aid.

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

Dictionaries are great when you’re learning something new, visiting a new place where the people speak a different language or double checking a word you’re just not sure of. When you’re visiting the world of college loans, this is a handy tool to have…

Is College Really Worth It?

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Is College Really Worth the Cost and Effort?

written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Campus visits. Applications. Tuition payments. Financial aid. With all of the work it takes to get to and through college, you may start to wonder, “Is it really worth it?” In most cases the answer…

College Visits – How to Make the Most of Your Time on Campus

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Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

Congrats, you’re in your final semester of high school and eagerly waiting for the end of the year so you can head off to college. But don’t forget one important step – the college visit. Now is the perfect time to start planning your college visits. Whether you’re waiting to hear back…

Finding Free College Money – How to Score Scholarship Gold

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In It to Win It – How to score scholarship gold for college

Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

We talk often about the importance of free or cheap money for college. So you may be asking, “Alright, where do I find this money? And how do I get it?” With all of the college deadlines and applications piling up, it may…

Important College Financial Aid Deadlines are Almost Here

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Tick, Tock – The Financial Aid Clock is Ticking

written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. They’re everywhere when you’re getting ready for college. Deadlines for graduation, to apply for college, scholarship applications, and financial aid. You probably have a lot of dates floating around in your head, especially if you’re applying to numerous colleges. It’s a good idea to…

Completing Your FAFSA – Step by Step

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Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

Do you have a “Getting Ready for College” checklist?

Which items do you have left to cross off? Filling out your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) should be at the top of that list! No one likes filling out forms and applications, but everyone likes FREE MONEY and that’s what the FAFSA can get you. Completing…