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How To Set A College Search Schedule

When you are in high school, it may seem like you have plenty of time to research colleges, but the truth is as the year progresses, you will have a lot of academics to focus on and time will fly. Keeping your college search for the last minute can leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed. …

All About FAFSA Deadlines

When it comes to completing and submitting the FAFSA, you have to be super careful about every little aspect, especially the deadlines. Filling in wrong information may render your application invalid and if you miss the deadline, you can be sure that it will not even be accepted. To make it even more complicated, you …

When Should I Update My FAFSA?

When filling in the FAFSA, the information you enter has to be correct when you submit the form. However, FAFSA administrators are aware that that information could change at any time and have made provisions for applicants to change certain details. You must update your FAFSA if there are any changes in any of these …

How To Be An Active Participant During Your College Visit

College visits are an important part of the college search process. They allow you to get a closer look at your shortlisted colleges so you can determine whether or not a particular institution is a good fit for you. However, simply visiting various colleges isn’t enough. You need to participate actively in order to make …

Potential Career Paths For Computer Science Majors

It’s no surprise that computer science majors are in great demand today and that demand is all set to grow exponentially in the near future. After all, computers are used in almost every aspect of our personal and business lives. If you are contemplating choosing computer science as your major, these are just a few …

Is There Any Way To Switch Your Student Loan Servicer?

When you take a federal student loan, it is generally handled by a loan servicer who manages the loan and answers any questions you might have. This loan servicer is assigned to you. You cannot choose one neither can you switch the servicer assigned to manage your loan. In most cases it does not matter …

What Are Financial Aid Refunds?

Financial aid refunds are refunds that are given to students when the amount of loan given to a student is more than what the student needs for the cost of education. Here’s how it works. The FAFSA and Financial Aid Packages After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a financial aid award letter. This …