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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

How Much College Debt is Too Much?

With the average student loan debt around $29,000, it’s important to ask: how much debt is too much debt when it comes to education?

Posted on April 11th, 2024 by Michelle Smoley, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Acceptance by Emi Nietfeld; Why You Should Fill out the FAFSA

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation for an insightful chat with author Emi Nietfeld about her book Acceptance.

Posted on April 10th, 2024 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Community Colleges with Campus Housing

Did you know nearly a quarter of community colleges offer housing? If you’re exploring community colleges but really want to live on-campus, this post is for you!

Posted on April 9th, 2024 by Jan Combs, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

All about Community Colleges

Tune into Getting In: A College Coach Conversation to hear all about community colleges from admissions, educational, and financial points of view.

Posted on April 3rd, 2024 by Elizabeth Heaton, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

What is a Community-Based Organization?

Community-based organizations are nonprofits focused on creating equity in college access, and provide support in the college admission and financial aid process.

Posted on April 2nd, 2024 by Brian Swann, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE LOAN ADVICE

What is a Federal Parent PLUS Loan?

The PLUS Loan is a federal loan that provides borrowers with protections not often found in the private loan market, including several repayment options.|The PLUS Loan is a federal loan that provides borrowers with protections not often found in the private loan market, including several repayment options.|The PLUS Loan is a federal loan that provides borrowers with protections not often found in the private loan market, including several repayment options.

Posted on March 28th, 2024 by Beth Feinberg Keenan, College Finance Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

A Deep Dive on Union College

On this episode of Getting In we’ll learn all about Union College. We’ll hear from the VP of enrollment, the dean of engineering, and the director of financial aid.

Posted on March 27th, 2024 by Ian Brook Fisher, College Admissions Consultant
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT COLLEGE

California Colleges and Universities: A Treasure Trove of Opportunities

I’m sure you’ve heard of the big-name colleges and universities in California, but there are many exciting hidden gems in the Golden State. Check these out!

Posted on March 26th, 2024 by Serena Frisina, College Admissions Consultant
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

Should I Attend Admitted Student Day; Listener Q&A

On this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation, we talk about admitted student days and whether or not your student should attend.

Posted on March 20th, 2024 by Shannon Vasconcelos, College Finance Consultant
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HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

Education Tax Credits: What Are They and How do I Use Them?

There are multiple tax breaks available to parents paying for college. Read on to understand these policies to ensure you’re maximizing your money.

Posted on March 19th, 2024 by Alex Bickford, College Finance Consultant
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