Proof that College IS Worth it!

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Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

Response written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice
Original articled posted by the New York Times 5/27/14

With all of the talk in recent years about a struggling economy and massive student loan debt, many high school graduates may be wondering if college is really worth it. In one word: absolutely. The New York…

Leveraging Your College Alumni Association for Success

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Alumni Associations aren’t Just for Alums

written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

When I was in college I never thought twice about the Alumni Association. After all, it’s called the Alumni Association and I wasn’t one. But the truth is, while you may not be an actual member, it’s a group that can help you out in lots of ways -…

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…

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

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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…

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…

When to Complete the College FAFSA Form – Tips and Advice

fafsaWritten by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice

So you’re asking yourself – Should I be completing the FAFSA?

Yes!  No matter what you have heard about what you will get, or not get in financial aid everyone should fill out the FAFSA.  There is simply no GOOD reason not to.

The FAFSA is Free

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in the…

How to Choose the Right College

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Statistics show getting training after high school will help you get a better paying job doing work you like. Going to school is also a big investment – you are investing your time and investing your own money or taking out a student loan to go to school.

Whether you want to go to a university, technical…