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Financial Benefits Of A College Degree Accumulate
NPR.org  - Jan 6, 2014
It's been said that having more education usually leads to higher pay. A study suggests the advantage continues even into retirement years. That's in part because those with more education tend to stay in the work force longer....
Just Eliminate College Sports
Washington Monthly - Jan 6, 2014
Spurred in part by scandals on college campuses, many writers are starting to express concern about the state of college athletics. Sports are basically a business, why are we treating it like something else?...
Taxpayer-Funded Aid Program Benefits Richer Students
Hechinger Report - Jan 1, 2014
Greg Noll balances his engineering major at Columbia University with a work-study job in the university’s fitness center, filling spray bottles, wiping sweat off the machines, and picking up towels for 20 hours a week at $9 an hour....
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College Admissions Process/Strategies

On College column: Don't let too much 'senioritis' spoil your chance of getting accepted
San Jose Mercuury News - Jan 7, 2014
After submitting their college applications, I'll bet what high school seniors want most to do is just relax -- something they have not gotten to do in a long while...
3 Apps to Help High Schoolers Organize Their College Search
US News - Jan 6, 2014
High school students have a lot to juggle during their college search. First, they need to research which colleges would be a good fit. Then, they need to whittle that list down, decide where to apply and gather their application materials ...
Be yourself! Everybody else is taken...
True Admissions Blog - Jan 6, 2014
High school counselor Barbara Simmons joins us today to examine the meaning of the directive to "Be yourself!" in the college application -- and provides some steps for getting there. Heads up, juniors! The time to start thinking about this is now....
Colleges intensify recruitment through use of "Big Data"
DC College Admissions Examiner - Jan 8, 2014
High school counselor Barbara Simmons joins us today to examine the meaning of the directive to "Be yourself!" in the college application -- and provides some steps for getting there. Heads up, juniors! The time to start thinking about this is now....
Top 10 Ivy League alternatives
USA Today - Jan 6, 2014
The start of 2014 brings many college application deadlines. Many high school seniors aim high for prestigious spots at Harvard or Yale — or one of the other six coveted Ivy League schools....
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Early Rejection/Deferment

Deferred or Waitlisted?
Hamlet Hub  - Jan 7, 2014
You have spent months preparing your college applications– taking tests, writing essays and seeking recommendations. By applying early, you hoped to receive a letter of admission in December.....
Archives - Rejection/Deferment
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The 5 Best Questions To Ask Your College Interviewer
Her Campus - Jan 5, 2014
Imagine this scenario: you get to the end of an amazing college interview—your dream college interview, to be exact—and your interviewer asks you if you have any questions. You could shake your head with a polite, “No, you’ve answered everything!” But that response won't leave a lasting impression....
Archives - Campus Visits & Interviews
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A cure for junior anxiety: get those tests out of the way this Spring
College Admissions Examiner - Jan 6, 2014
The process doesn’t begin in earnest for another six months. But the tension is already building for high school juniors and their parents. Where to apply? What will it cost? ...
Test Prep Trends to Watch in 2014
US News - Jan 6, 2014
The world of college test preparation is constantly changing, and 2014 will be no different. The growth of online learning has begun to level the playing field by offering test prep tools to students whose circumstances ...
Archives - SATs & ACTs
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Parents: Login to CollegeWeekLive on January 9th (TODAY) to Learn How to Complete the FAFSA Application Directly from a U.S. Department of Education Representative
PRWeb (Press Release) - Jan 8, 2014
Learn How to Compare College Financial Aid Offers and Strategies to Graduate from College Debt-Free at http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com Paying for College Complimentary Live Online Event.....
Need FAFSA Help? Here are 6 Resources
The College Solution Blog - Jan 6, 2014
January 1 marks the start of the FAFSA season. If you will be applying for financial aid this year for a new or returning college student, it’s time to tackle the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.....
Column: 'Saving for college hurts financial aid,' and other myths
Reuters - Jan 6, 2014
(Reuters) - Saving for college, applying for admittance and getting financial aid can all be complicated processes, so it's not surprising that many myths have sprung up about paying for education....
Don’t delay filling out FAFSA form
Charlotte Observer - Jan 6, 2014
If one of your New Year’s resolutions had something to do with helping your child find scholarship money for college, then your first order of business is to complete the FAFSA.....
What You Need to Know About Filing the FAFSA
Huffington Post - Jan 6, 2014
Happy New Year! It's that time of year again when families that have a child starting college this coming fall need to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).....
Archives - FinAid/Scholarships
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HSCW Counselors' Corners
Post - Jan 9, 2014
Welcome Back!
Counselors are coming back—or digging out—from a well-deserved holiday break, only to discover a handful of challenges and opportunities awaiting them at the office. If you’ve had a good break, .... More

Colleges That High School Counselors, College Officials View Differently
Yahoo News  - Jan 2, 2014
In order to show the degree to which top college administrators and high school counselors differ in their views of the academic quality of universities, U.S. News is publishing an analysis of colleges that shows the academic reputation rankings gap as reported by high school counselors...

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Student debt burdens often heaviest at small private colleges, study finds
Boston.com  - Jan 4, 2013
Massachusetts college students graduated with average debt of more than $28,000, the 12th-highest in the country, according to a report by the research and advocacy group Institute for College Access & Success, The Boston Globe reported Monday....
Comprehensive on Completion
Inside Higher Ed  - Jan 4, 2013
Maryland's public colleges are six months into complying with one of the nation’s most ambitious college completion bills. The state-mandated push puts Maryland in a class with Tennessee, Indiana and Georgia.....
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs Dream Act
7Online.com  - Jan 4, 2013
UNION CITY -- Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill Tuesday granting in-state tuition to immigrant students who lack legal status, hailing it as a way to equalize opportunities and as a pragmatic step toward getting a better taxpayer return on investment in education....
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Tormented over their looks? Bullied teens seek free plastic surgery from a NYC nonprofit
NBC News - The Today Show  - Jan 5, 2013
A nonprofit in New York has an admirable mission: to provide free plastic surgery for low-income children who have facial deformities. ....
Online College Fair - CollegeWeekLive


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