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Who Gets the COVID-19 Stimulus Check – Dependent or Independent Students?

A college student applying for a stimulus check on her phone. financial advice & planning
The economic fallout from COVID-19 has been jarring. It jeopardizes the finances of families and businesses across America. Among those the changes hit hardest are college students. Which is where a stimulus check could come in handy. However, the rules are different for independent vs. dependent students. Here’s what you need to know. Colleges Blindsided …
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The Pros And Cons Of Online Classes

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Over the past few years, online classes have become increasingly more popular with students around the globe. That comes as no surprise when you consider the convenience that online classes offer. It also comes as no surprise that people are divided in their opinion of online schools. Some are all for it, others firmly against. …
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The Importance Of Summer Internships For College Students

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Summer internships are vital for college students. As a college student, the thought of spending summer doing an internship may not sound like much fun. However, the massive benefits of doing a summer internship makes it worth the compromise. Here’s a look at the importance of summer internships for college students. Gives You Hands-On Experience …
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What Can You Do With An Environmental Science Degree?

Wet leaves studied by environmental science students. majors & industries
An environmental science degree equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a diverse array of careers. This is a great option for you if you’re interested in anything environment-related. The careers you can choose from range from horticulture and marine sciences to sustainability, waste management, and conservation. Here are just a few of …
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Where Can You Take The SAT Or ACT?

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The SAT and ACT are each held 7 times a year in the United States. Ever ask yourself where you can take the SAT or ACT? These tests are conducted at various high schools, colleges, universities, and places across the country. These educational institutions where the tests are held are called test centers. Every state …
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PSAT to SAT: The Differences Between The Two

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The PSAT and the SAT are two different standardized tests offered by the College Board. Both tests may be fundamentally similar but they are not the same. There are several minor and major differences between the two that it’s important to be aware of. Purpose of the PSAT and SAT The PSAT is not a …
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Common App vs Coalition App: Which is Better?

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Filling out applications for several colleges can be laborious and time-consuming. The most tedious part is filling in those basic personal details over and over again. One way to avoid this is by using the Common App or the Coalition App. With both of these apps, you fill out your personal information and accomplishments only …
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