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|Why repaying your student loan gets easier with time |
CBS News MoneyWatch - Dec 9, 2014
How much money can students borrow for college without swimming in debt? According to the conventional wisdom, that depends on the income they expect to earn after graduation....
|The Talk—and Pledges—at the White House Summit on College Opportunity |
Chronicle of Higher Ed - Dec 45, 2014
Washington — Hundreds of college leaders are now heading home, still giddy from Thursday’s White House Summit on College Opportunity. Now comes the hard part: Making good on their varied promises to enroll more low-income students and help them graduate....
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|College Admissions: Disciplinary Disclosures On Your Application |
GoLocalPDX College Admissions - Dec 10, 2014
It’s possible that you have been in minor trouble at some point in your high school career. Maybe you got called out for plagiarism by “Turn It In” software that showed too much of your essay was lifted from Wikipedia.....
|Mythbuster: Don’t feel forced to pick between Price OR Prestige |
Charlotte Observer - Dec 8, 2014
I meet with all varieties of families; some who are admittedly overwhelmed by the entire college admissions process and others who feel as if they’ve done their homework and have a pretty good understanding of what needs to be done....
|Many colleges see increases in early applications for the Class of 2019 |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Dec 5, 2014
Over the next several weeks, colleges with early application plans will begin rolling out a first round of admissions decisions. In fact, a few like the University of Georgia and Elon University have already communicated decisions to their early-bird applicants....
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Six Words of Advice for Parents of College-Bound Juniors
Post - Dec 10, 2014
One group is more anxious about this year's college admissions decisions than the parents of this year's seniors -- and that's the parents of next year's seniors. Junior parents love their children, and they would welcome any advice colleges could offer ... More
|6 Ways to Stand Out in Your College Interview |
Her Campus - Dec 8, 2014
Even though the college application process is probably wearing you down at this point, it’s no time to slack off! There’s still lots to do, including showing potential schools your personality through interviews.....
|Connect on Social Media to Show Colleges Interest |
US News - Dec 8, 2014
?Imagine for a moment the plight of the beleaguered college admissions officer. He or she faces endless ranks of students with competitive test scores, excellent grades, thoughtful essays and a wealth of extracurricular activities....
SATs & ACTs
|College Admissions: What Your PSAT Scores Really Mean |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Dec 8, 2014
PSAT scores will arrive for anxious high school students this week. These scores mark the time when sophomores and juniors can begin to target colleges that are in range. Realistically, there are only 5 months left for juniors to visit colleges ....
|Why Students Avoid Academic Help |
The Atlantic - Dec 2, 2014
Nearly everybody who went to secondary school remembers being peer-pressured into something—pranks, parties, or cutting class. It’s a time when people tend to be most insecure and conscious of what others think of them ....
|5 Ways to Keep the Morning of the SAT or ACT Stress-Free |
Her Campus - Dec 1, 2014
You’ve read all the prep guides, taken SAT/ACT prep courses and went to bed super early last night. But now it’s the morning of the SAT or ACT, and despite all of the preparation you’ve done over the past few weeks, ....
Career & Technical Education
|Employer Engagement Landscape Revealed in Survey of Career Ed. Leaders |
EdWeek (registration required) - Dec 3, 2014
There is widespread consensus that employer engagement is critical to the success of career technical education. Now, a new survey of state directors of CTE programs identifies effective models and emphasizes the need for schools to build scalable, sustainable partnerships with businesses.,...
|Report: What’s wrong with vocational ed? |
ecampusnews - Dec 5, 2014
A new OECD report suggests that while post-secondary vocational programs are growing worldwide, changes need to be made to bring out their fullest potential...
|A New Way to Calculate the Cost of College |
WGBH.org - Dec 10, 2014
It's a stressful time of year for students who are preparing to send out their college applications. But the next step can be even more stressful, figuring out how much it's all going to cost. ..
|Financial aid bestseller offered FREE as digital download |
DC College Admissions Examiner - Dec 8, 2014
Families new to federal financial aid and the FAFSA should run don’t walk to take advantage of an amazing offer to receive a free digital version of the bestselling book by Mark Kantrowitz and David Levy, titled Filing the FAFSA: The Edvisors Guide to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. ..
|OnCollege: Complicated family situations shouldn't get in the way of financial aid |
San Jose Mercury News - Dec 8, 2014
Getting financial aid and paying for college can be a complicated task in the simplest of cases. But simple cases are rare since families come in so many different shapes and sizes. Families that I would consider non-traditional include those with divorced or separated parents, single parents, adoptive parents, legal guardians or blended parents ..
|Getting Ready to Tackle the FAFSA |
The College Solution Blog - Dec 9, 2014
FAFSA season officially starts on Jan. 1, which is when students who will be attending college in 2015-2016 can begin completing this critical financial aid form...
|State revises high school graduation assessments |
Press of Atlantic City - Dec 8, 2014
The state Department of Education has updated the list of various assessments that current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors will be able to use to meet the state graduation requirement during the phase-in period for new state tests. ....
|R.I. students lobby for financial literacy class |
Providence Journal - Dec 7, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — High school students from across Rhode Island told adults that financial literacy classes have been more meaningful in their everyday lives than some of the math classes they have taken. ....
|What Troubles Massachusetts’ Educators? |
WBUR.org - Dec 5, 2014
What’s the most pressing concern for school committee members, superintendents and school administrators across the state? Well, money.....
SATs & ACTS
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