Student Choice Offers FAFSA Webinar for Families

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As part of our ongoing efforts to educate college-bound students and their families about responsible ways to pay for college, Student Choice will offer a FREE national webinar on January 20, 2016. Our College Access Counselor, Patricia Poplicean, will take students and parents through each step of completing the FAFSA – their gateway to FREE financial aid. The webinar will be offered at 1pm EST and…

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 -…

Why Choosing a College Major Actually Matters

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Written by: Sarah Miller for Student Choice

It can be a daunting decision to finalize your college major. What if you aren’t successful or don’t like the classes? What if you change your mind? (That’s ok – just try not to do it more than once!) You may also be wondering what the job outlook is for…

High School Graduation To-Do List

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Countdown to High School Graduation and Beyond

Written by: Lisa Phelps for Student Choice

 

You’ve all heard this saying before: Graduation is bittersweet. You’re happy that you’re finally graduating and about to start a new chapter in your life, yet you’re sad to be leaving your friends, favorite teachers, your family and even your dog (if you have one). So here’s a new way…

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…

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…

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…

Study Abroad During College with the Help of Financial Aid

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Written by: Steve Wynne of Student Choice

An Intro to Study Abroad

Imagine this.

You are in a large room in the British Library translating one of only four surviving texts of the Magna Carta 1215 – alone – when you find the first recorded use of the term “freeman.”

Or, you’re startled to the point of speechlessness when seeing “Dachau” as a train station in…

Cost of Attendance: How Much Does College Really Cost?

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Written by: Tracie McGetrick of Student Choice

What does it really cost to go to college these days?

That’s a fair questions and believe me, I receive it a fair amount from students and parents across the country.

First things first, let’s define cost of attendance­, which you may see abbreviated as “COA” on your award letters or cost estimates from colleges. Cost of attendance is the sum…