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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

SAT/ACT Myths; Asking for More Merit Money; What Do We Mean By Good Fit Colleges?

Host Beth Heaton and guests discuss negotiating merit aid, the SAT and ACT, and how to determine the factors that will help students identify their best fit schools.

Posted on January 26th, 2022 by College Coach Guest Author,
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Athletic Scholarships 101

If your student is aiming to play a sport in college—and receive a scholarship for doing so—there are important nuances to athletic aid that you’ll want to understand.

Posted on January 25th, 2022 by Beth Feinberg Keenan, College Finance Consultant
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2021 Admissions Reflections; Income-Driven Repayment Options

The College Coaches share insight into their students’ success stories in 2021, plus do a deep dive into income-driven loan repayment options.

Posted on January 19th, 2022 by College Coach Guest Author,
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The Importance of Clinical Experiences for Pre-Med Students

Stellar grades and a high MCAT score aren’t all you need to get into medical school—it’s vital you also have clinical experience as part of your undergraduate training.

Posted on January 19th, 2022 by Lauren DiProspero, College Admissions Consultant
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Summer Programs; Listener Q&A

It’s not too early to start thinking about summer plans for high school students. Host Beth Heaton and guests share tips and take listener questions.

Posted on January 12th, 2022 by College Coach Guest Author,
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

The Benefits of Being a Resident Assistant

Being a college Resident Assistant can save you money on room and board, but the responsibility and time commitment entailed may not be for everyone.

Posted on January 11th, 2022 by Jennifer Willcox, College Finance Consultant
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Apps Submitted: Now What?; New Year’s Resolutions: Admissions and Finance

The College Coaches discuss what to after college apps are submitted, plus ponder some 2022 resolutions regarding admissions and personal finance.

Posted on January 5th, 2022 by College Coach Guest Author,
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

How to Apply for a University’s Highly Selective Scholarship

If you’re considering applying for a competitive, university-specific scholarship, we’re here to offer advice on writing any needed extra essays and gathering additional documents.

Posted on January 5th, 2022 by Christine Kenyon, College Admissions Consultant
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Preparing for the CARES Act to End; The Transfer Conversation; Not Letting Others Ruin Your College Process

Host Beth Heaton talks loan repayment changes for 2022, plus tackles touchy topics like dealing with unwanted input on the college application process and how to talk with college students who may be too hastily considering transferring.

Posted on December 29th, 2021 by College Coach Guest Author,
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Your Student Loan Servicer May Change

As we gear up for federal loan repayment to resume in 2022, borrowers should be aware that their loan servicer might change at any time over the life of the loan. In fact, borrowers who are...

Posted on December 28th, 2021 by Michelle Clifton, College Finance Consultant
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