Hilary Cairns

Student on campus - choosing early action vs early decision makes a big difference
college admissions

What Does Early Admissions Mean?

Early admissions in regard to college refers to the early application processes, generally known as Early Decision and Early Action. Here’s what you need to know about it, the benefits, and whether or not you should apply to college under early admissions. What Does Early Admissions Mean? Early admissions means the process of applying to …
majors & industries

Top Schools for Biology/Biological Sciences Majors

Are you planning to major in Biology or Biological Science during college? You might just want to attend one of the colleges or universities that are renowned for their Biology programs! Here’s what you need to know about this area of study, what you can expect in your classes, what you can do with your …
financial aid, scholarships

State Grants for Connecticut Students

Connecticut has two different, but similar, programs to help students afford college, in addition to offering loans and veterans benefits. Here’s what you need to know about them and how you can find additional information in the state. Connecticut College Grants 1. Roberta B. Willis Need-Merit Scholarship Program  For students who are graduating high school …
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financial aid, scholarships

State Grants for Colorado Students

Colorado has a few different state grants, scholarships, and financial aid programs that can help students make college more affordable, including the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). Find them listed below. Colorado College Grants 1. Matching Student Scholarship Grants COSI was introduced in 2015 with the idea of helping Colorado students with the cost of …
Graduate giving speech at ceremony.
college search

Top Schools With Accelerated Master’s Programs

Are you looking to complete your master’s program quickly? While most graduate degrees take at least 2 years to complete the coursework, there are accelerated options out there for you. Some top schools that offer accelerated master’s programs include Duke University, Northwestern University, the University of Vermont, and more. Here’s a rundown of what you …
It's a myth that only top athletes and 4.0 students get scholarships
myths, scholarships

Highest NIL Earners: Students with Successful Deals

With college athletes finally having a say over their name, image, likeness (NIL) and being able to earn money, there have already been a number of huge deals. Here are just some of the highest NIL earners – students who are profiting off their skills and name, plus some tips for profiting yourself. Highest NIL …
defining freshman fears.
college admissions, myths

Conquering Freshman Fears

Entering college for the first time is definitely a major life change. You’re (likely) moving out of your house, leaving the K-12 system, leaving your friends, and entering a new chapter of your life. It’s no wonder it can be scary! But know you’re not alone. There are plenty of common fears that new college …
flexible jobs for college students.
questions & answers, scholarships

9 Flexible Jobs for College Students

Making money in college is a must for many students – it’s necessary to afford tuition, fees, food, books, and every other cost that comes with higher education. And even if your tuition is already covered, a job during school could help you save up for fun, or for the future. However, finding jobs with …
Athletes practicing for college basketball season.
questions & answers, student life

When Does College Basketball Start?

The 2022-23 college basketball season will start on November 7th. If you’re a fan and can’t wait for the season to begin, here are some things you need to know about the upcoming year! When Does the College Basketball Season Start? The upcoming men’s college basketball regular season will begin on November 7th, 2022 with …