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College admissions and finance advice from the experts. The Insider blog is where College Coach experts weigh in on the latest college admissions topics. We cover everything from application timelines and strategies to tips on financing your child's education.
                       

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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Spotlight: MLK Celebration Scholarship

High school students in Sacramento have a special scholarship opportunity awarded by the MLK Celebration Committee. Learn more.

Posted on October 17th, 2021 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ESSAYS

4 Tips for Writing the University of California Essays

The UC system approaches the essay portion of the college application a little differently than other schools. Follow these 4 tips for success!

Posted on October 14th, 2021 by Gabbi Tobias, College Admissions Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

How Much Will You Contribute to College?

The PROFILE application asks, “How much will your parents contribute to the student’s educational costs?” Watch this video for tips on how to answer.

Posted on October 10th, 2021 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Who Qualifies as a Parent for FAFSA Purposes?

Watch this brief video to learn whose information you need to include on the FAFSA if your parents are divorced, separated, never married or share custody.

Posted on October 8th, 2021 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Gets a Temporary Overhaul

The Department of Education announced some temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Find out more.

Posted on October 7th, 2021 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

CSS Profile; Reporting Test Scores; University of Chicago Essays

Tune into this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for insights on reporting test scores in the era of test optional colleges.

Posted on October 6th, 2021 by College Coach Guest Author,
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Applying for Financial Aid: Top 10 FAFSA Mistakes

College finance expert Shannon Vasconcelos shares ten common FAFSA mistakes and how your family can avoid them.

Posted on October 4th, 2021 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship Spotlight: National Foster Parent Association Youth Scholarship

National Foster Parent Association members are eligible for this special scholarship opportunity. Learn more.

Posted on October 1st, 2021 by Robyn Stewart, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Filing the FAFSA; Visual & Fine Arts Programs; Wake Forest Essays

Tune into this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for advice on writing the Wake Forest supplemental essays.

Posted on September 30th, 2021 by College Coach Guest Author,
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COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

Which Activities Look Best on a College Application?

Students are often unsure of what to list in the activity section of their college applications. In this brief video, we explain what admissions officers are looking for.

Posted on September 29th, 2021 by Emily Toffelmire, College Admissions Consultant
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