Liz Skogerboe

Beware student loan scammers
student loans

Two Common Mistakes Regarding Student Loan Scammers

If you already have, or are considering taking out, loans to help pay for your college, one thing you will want to stay aware of is student loan scammers. Understanding your loans and how to pay them back can be tough, so we’ve gathered some helpful hints for staying away from any scammers. Upfront Fee …
What are the HiSET and TASC tests
college applications

The HiSET and TASC Tests: What are They?

Have trouble finishing high school and wondering what your next steps may be? If you were planning on taking the GED (General Education Diploma), be sure to consider the HiSET and TASC tests as well. These tests are all used to measure your knowledge in accordance with that of a typical high school graduate. HiSET …
open house
college search

Why You Should Consider an Open House Campus Tour

There are three major types of campus tours, one of them: an open house tour. Many colleges put on open houses for students to check out the campus, talk to current students or faculty members, and meet other prospective students. An open house can be an exciting and informative event to learn about the school …
traditional tours
college search

Why You Should Consider a Traditional College Campus Tour

Many colleges offer a handful of ways to tour their campuses. With different options, it can be tough to know what type of tour you should take. Traditional tours are a great stepping stone to figuring out where you would like to go to college. What are traditional tours? Typically, traditional tours are led by …
Winter break is actually a great time to do some SAT/ACT prep.

Winter Break Wisdom: Prep for the ACT/SAT

Studying? During your long-awaited winter break? You might be wondering why you’re even reading this, but trust me, I promise it’s nothing that bad! We know that most students typically like to spend their winter breaks hanging out with friends and catching up on sleep while throwing thoughts of school to the wayside. One thing …
There are consequences for defaulting on student loans
student loans

Dangers of Defaulting on Student Loans

Taking out student loans means eventually paying them back. Failing to make your loan payments on time can result in some pretty hefty consequences. When getting your loan, the lender sets legal terms that you sign for in a document. You also agreed to a schedule of paying back the loan. This document, the promissory …
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tips tools & advice

How To Study if You’re an Auditory Learner

There are five main types of learning styles, each with specific traits and preferences for learning. Auditory learners pick up information best when they are hearing the material, or through speaking it aloud themselves and hearing it that way. Auditory learners may be especially skilled at perceiving tone and getting a good feeling of one’s …
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questions & answers

Should I Get a Federal or a Private Student Loan?

Paying for college can be difficult because the cost is so high, and it can also be hard to understand. There’s a ton of terminology like loans, grants, scholarships, financial aid, file the FAFSA, etc. to learn about as well. If you are paying for college on your own, the entire process can be even …