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College Fundamentals: Financial Aid 101

What Is Financial Aid? Financial aid is monetary assistance that helps students and their families pay for college expenses. It is distributed based on a family’s financial need and is calculated based on the difference between the cost of attendance and what the family is expected to pay (also referred to as the Expected Family

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The College Visit

Visiting institutions that you are interested in attending is one of the most important things you can do when deciding which college or university to attend. An institution’s website and brochure can give you some idea of what a campus may be like. However, visiting an institution in person gives you a firsthand view and

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Three Great Scholarship Opportunities for College

Listed below are three great scholarship opportunities that are granted specifically to top-notch students from low-income families. Each of these scholarships covers a substantial amount of the recipient’s college expenses. QuestBridge www.questbridge.org QuestBridge offers four different scholarship programs (the National College Match, the College Prep Scholarship, the Quest for Excellence Awards program, and the Quest

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Three Major Intercollegiate Sport Organizations

When most people are watching college sports on television they are watching the “big time” college teams play. In most instances, these are Division I teams representing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), one of three major intercollegiate sports organizations in college athletics in the United States. Although the NCAA is the largest and oldest,

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Don’t Let Senioritis Get You Into Trouble!

After months and months of stressing about getting into college, the day has finally come when you have received your acceptance letter. Congratulations! You got in and you’re going to college! Time to celebrate…right? Not so fast! Take notice of the clause in your acceptance letter that states something to the effect of admission being

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