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Applying to college can be challenging, and so we at College Raptor feel it's our duty to make that process as easy, smooth, and rewarding as possible. We work hard to clarify dense material, dispel myths, uncover information, and help you learn what you need to know!

Let’s Talk About Money: 6 Conversations Families Should Have Before College

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Nobody really likes talking about finances and budgets, especially when things are tight. Money discussions between parents and their college-bound students navigate several delicate issues. Students may have their heart set on attending their ‘dream’ school. But what if mom and dad just can’t afford the high tuition fees? Should their child give up on …
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6 Stylish Clocks For College Dorm Rooms

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Time is a fickle thing. When you’re having fun, it goes by fast. When you’re doing something tedious, it can drag on and on. Regardless, though, it’s important to know the time. Especially in college where you’ve got a tight schedule to keep. That’s where clocks come in handy. With one of these stylish and …
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Tips About The FAFSA For Parents

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College is expensive. Even parents who have diligently saved for their children’s education need a bit of extra help. That’s where the FAFSA comes in. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is something your child needs to fill to qualify for federal financial aid. But what you may not realize is how important this …
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8 Decorative Lights for College Students

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Part of the fun of living away from home means you can decorate your dorm room or apartment anyway you want. If you’ve always wanted to install decorative lighting, this is the perfect time to do that. We’ve found some interesting decorative lighting options for college students. Some of these are cute, others are more …
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How Can I Find Merit Scholarships?

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Merit scholarships award students who are accomplished in specific fields such as academics, sports, or an extracurricular activity. Sponsors assess solely on their achievements in a specific field. Not typically taken into consideration is financial status or need. If you’ve achieved a high level of proficiency in any field, think of this as a reward …
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7 Great Items for College Roommate Living

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Life with a college roommate can be a roller-coaster. There are times when you think you’ll be BFFs, and there are times when you wish you were living by yourself. Whatever your situation with your roommate, these essentials will help make the year easier—and hopefully more fun. Check them out below! Knock Knock All Out …
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