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Congrats to Our $1,000 Scholarship Winner! Gleda Kronen

We recently talked with Gleda Kronen, the runner up winner of the College Raptor Scholarship for $1,000! See what she had to say about herself, her college search, and the challenges she ran into: College Raptor: Tell us a little about yourself! Gleda: My name is Gleda and I’m a senior in high school who …
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Student Loan Pause Extended Again! How to Make the Most of It

You’ve definitely heard by now that the student loan pause has been extended yet again – this time to May 1, 2022.  This great news for anyone who’s still paying off their federal student loans! The federal government had first initiated the Student Loan Repayment Freeze in mid-2020. The aim was to offer relief to …

Chatting With $2,500 Scholarship Winner, Patrick Hillman

A big congratulations to College Raptor’s recent $2,500 scholarship winner: Patrick Hillman! We had a chat with him recently to learn more about his experience with his college search, what he looked for, and what challenges he ran into in recent months. See what he had to say. CR: Tell us a little about yourself! …
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College Dorm Room Essentials for Your Christmas Wishlist

Putting together your Christmas Wishlist? It’s a great idea to make sure you have your spring college dorm room essentials! Maybe your friends had them in the fall you want them now too! No matter what the case is, these are great gift ideas awesome additions to the ultimate dorm room. A Compact Vacuum Advertising …

“Hidden Gem” Schools that Students Should Check Out Before Finalizing Their College Lists

9/22/2021 Iowa City, Iowa College Raptor’s 7th annual Hidden Gems highlights colleges that may not be as well known, but absolutely deserve attention and consideration. Notable high ranking gems this year include Lawrence University as the #1 Wisconsin Hidden Gem, Harvey Mudd College as the #1 Most Ethnically Diverse Hidden Gem, and Samford University as …
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New All-in-One Scholarship Search Tool Makes Finding Gift Aid Simple

8/30/21 Iowa City, Iowa College Raptor® releases a comprehensive scholarship tool that finds qualifying institutional, government, and private scholarships for students.    College Raptor’s New Scholarship Search Tool Scholarships and college go hand-in-hand. However, finding scholarships you qualify for isn’t so simple. Most scholarship search sites only focus on private awards, ignoring institutional and government …

Vaccine Required or Optional? College Raptor’s 2022 Rankings Reflect New Priorities

College Raptor’s publishes its 7th annual Best Colleges rankings! Notable high ranking schools include the United States Naval Academy as the #1 Vaccine-Optional College, Princeton as the #1 Best College in the US, and CalTech as the #1 Small College.  College Raptor Releases 2022 Best College Rankings Are COVID-19 vaccinations required at your favorite college? …
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Meet College Raptor’s Latest Scholarship Winners!

Iowa City, IA – 6/23/2021 Meet College Raptor’s Latest Scholarship Winners! Amanda McCard and Summer Hollingsworth are College Raptor’s two latest scholarship winners. Their winning essays detailed the challenges and successes in the college search process. These two students have stories and wisdom to share. $2,500 Scholarship Winner Amanda McCard! Connecticut native Amanda McCard found …
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College Raptor Announces Two Brand New Scholarship Winners!

Iowa City, Iowa 4/1/2021 Meet College Raptor’s Two New Scholarship Winners! Out of hundreds of essay applicants, John McGowan and Tai Ngyuen were chosen as the most recent College Raptor Scholarship Winners! The two wrote moving essays about their challenges and successes in the college search process. Learn more about these impressive students below.  The …
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New Tool Helps Students Decipher Confusing College Financial Aid Offers

1/21/2021 Iowa City, Iowa.  New Tool Helps Students Find Their Best College Deals by Deciphering Otherwise Confusing College Financial Aid Offers Just in time for college acceptance season, College Raptor® launches a best-in-class solution to help families compare the true costs of different colleges. So you or your child got accepted into multiple colleges? Great!  …