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8 Ways To Reduce Student Loan Debt

With the rising cost of tuition, most families in America take federal and private student loans to cover these costs. As a result, the majority of students graduate with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. While this may be unavoidable, there are things you can do to reduce what you owe in student loans. …
What do colleges look for when they check your social media?
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What Do Colleges Look For On Social Media?

Your carefully-put-together application and personal essay tells college authorities a lot about yourself. But, it’s only what you want them to hear. It does not tell the reader much about that other side of you. It’s the side that reserved for your friends and family. That’s what the college wants to know. Are you really …
Here's how to choose which colleges to visit.
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How Can I Decide on Which Colleges I Should Visit?

College visits allow you to get a first-hand look at your shortlisted institutions. You get a feel of the community and environment, enabling you to narrow down your list of preferred colleges even further. Here’s how to choose which colleges to visit if you can’t visit them all: Ideally, you visit all of them. Ideally, …
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Is There Any Way To Guarantee That We Can Get A College Scholarship?

When it comes to college scholarships, there are no 100% guarantees as schools take into consideration several factors before they make any decision. However, there is one thing you can do to boost your chances significantly—get good grades. It’s true—while colleges across the U.S. offer scholarships for accomplishments in areas that range from athletics and …
What are the pros and cons of online college?
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The Pros And Cons Of Online Colleges

Have you been thinking about enrolling in an online college instead of applying to a traditional brick-and-mortar university? Every year, thousands of students toy with the idea of enrolling in online programs. They sound less stringent and also less competitive. But are they really as idyllic as they sound? Will joining an online college work …
Is working while in college a good idea?

3 Myths About Working While in College

The debate over the benefits and drawbacks of working in college is ongoing, with both sides sticking firmly to their point of view. Several studies that have been done into this area have thrown up some interesting facts, some completely contrary to the prevailing beliefs. Busting some of the myths about working while in college …
Here's everything you need to know about the Common App.
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Things You Need to Know About the Common App

Using the Common App can be a huge time-saver when you are applying to multiple colleges. Unfortunately, as with most other admissions processes, there are several misconceptions about the Common App that prevent students from using it to the fullest extent. Here are some facts that you need to know about using the Common App …