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financial aid

What is the CSS Profile Deadline for 2022 – 2023?

Are you applying to a college that requests the CSS Profile? You’ll want to complete it as it can impact your financial aid and make college more affordable. The CCS profile deadline varies by school, so take note of the deadline and don’t miss out. What is the CSS Profile? The CSS Profile from College …
college admissions, questions & answers

How Hard is it to Get Into Harvard?

Getting into college can be difficult, but what about getting into Harvard University? Is it really as difficult as they say? Well, yes – it is quite tough to get accepted to Harvard! Here’s why and how you can work to increase your chances of getting an acceptance letter from this Ivy League. How Hard …
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financial aid

Financial Aid Modeling: The What and Why

During your research into financial aid and endowment, you might have come across the phrase “financial aid modeling” This, by itself, sounds boring to the average student, but it actually is referencing the models colleges and universities use to determine how much financial aid they can offer their students. Here’s what you need to know …
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scholarships

A Creative Guide to The Minecraft Scholarship

There really is a scholarship for everything! If you enjoy video games or even play Minecraft, the Minecraft Scholarship might be right up your alley. Here’s what you need to know about the award, how to apply, and some more tips for finding scholarships that will help you pay for college. What is the Minecraft …
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college applications

How to Prepare for the Common App

You absolutely should take time to enjoy your summer, but if you’re a junior about to head to senior year, don’t forget about your college applications completely! You should actually complete a few steps over the coming weeks so you’re not scrambling at the last minute to get it all done. We recommend starting early, …
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majors & industries

Political Science Jobs

Are you going to college for political science? You may be curious about what careers are available to you after you graduate! Here’s what you need to know about the major, plus political science jobs you might want to pursue. What Do Political Science Majors Study? Those who are planning on majoring in political science …
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majors & industries

Is Psychology a Social Science?

Yes, for most schools, psychology is considered a social science. If you’re considering this major for your college education, here’s what you need to know about the major, career outlook, and more. Is Psychology a Social Science? Almost all colleges and universities consider psychology a social science. However, a few may list it as humanities. …
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majors & industries

How Much Does a Social Worker Make?

If you’re thinking about going to school to become a social worker, you are likely wondering how much they make. The average wage for social workers in the United States is $54,500. Let’s learn more about this average wage, factors that could impact your salary, career options, and what majors are perfect for this line …
financial aid, questions & answers

Can I Delete My FAFSA?

Whether or not you can delete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) depends on where you are in the process. If you haven’t submitted your application yet, you can delete it. But if it was already sent in, you cannot delete your FAFSA. It’s essential that you get the information correct on your …