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College Visits – 5 Tips for your Checklist | College Coach Blog

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5 Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Your College Go to Little Miss Sunshine . Pee-wee’s Big Adventure . National Lampoon’s Vacation . The history of the silver screen is chock-full of interpretations of the great American car ride. And while Hollywood tells us it’s the journey that counts and not the destination, when it comes to […] Continue Reading…

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Producing the Final College Decision: Factoring in Finances | College Coach Weblog

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With regards to deciding what college to attend, finances are a key piece of the puzzle.   College is a major economic investment, and while it’s an investment that pays off in the long run (college graduates gain 80% more on average than those with no degree, according to the newest research ), the initial economic commitment can be a challenge.   Budget need to play a role in a family’s decision making process, and it’s important that these conversations involve the […] Continue Reading…

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Top 5 FAQs About all that College Postal mail

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Why am I getting so much mail from colleges? If you have used a national standardized test in the last few months and checked the box allowing colleges to send you materials plus publications, you’ve probably felt your inboxes swell with electronic plus print publications over the last few weeks plus months. Don’t worry, swelling is normal and will die down within a couple of years. Nonetheless, with a sudden condition of this variety, families […] Continue Reading…

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Making the decision about College – Staying Organized | College Coach Blog

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This is the second in a series of posts that will college finance expert, Laurie Peltier , is writing about her own experience going through the college application and enrollment processes with her kids. Her first post focused on how to remain organized during the college search process . Here, the lady discusses […] Continue Reading…

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Colleges Don’t Care About Community Service | College Coach Blog

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Some years ago on a soccer sideline somewhere, or maybe in the chatty pre-show moments of a senior high school theatre performance, a mom or even dad started the dreadful rumor that one must complete hundreds of hrs of community service in order to actually be considered for admission to the best colleges and universities in the country. Since that day, this misinformation has been taken as gospel by college-bound high school students and their particular parents. But they’re wrong. Let’s all pause for the moment and […] Continue Reading…

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Should I Take the New SAT? | University Coach Blog

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Guest posting by Jason Shao of Revolution Prep A recent article in operation Insider suggested that students should prevent taking the New SAT for the very first three sittings (in March, May, and June of 2016). All of us thought this was a bold place to […] Continue Reading…

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Ways to Help Your College Counselor Help You | College Coach Blog

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Whether your schools is public or private, big or small; whether you have an independent counselor or are working with the counselors at school, one reality remains: this is your university process . Independent and school counselors are there to help, but the more you put into the college process, the greater you’ll get out of it. So become proactive and seek out opportunities to utilize a college consultant . There are […] Continue Reading…

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Spending money on College: Coordinating Education Tax Splits | College Coach Blog

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As we your heart of tax season, many parents of college students are looking forward to reaping the rewards of all of the college tuition checks they’ve been composing recently: an education tax break! American Opportunity Credit As we recently wrote on our blog, the most valuable education and learning tax break for most parents of college students is the American Opportunity Credit (AOC). You may be eligible to take this credit if […] Continue Reading…

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How to proceed in the Summer for College | University Coach Blog

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When it comes to deciding what to do for your summer activities, it can be hard to sound right of what issues to colleges and exactly what doesn’t. Given the wide range of options, what are the best things to do? How ought to students prioritize? And when is the right time to get started? A few programs have bumper-sticker names and the price tag to match. While it seems simple and logical that big-name programs are usually correlated […] Continue Reading…

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Financial Aid Verification – How to Handle the Process | College Coach Blog

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Many high school elderly people and their families selected for financial aid verification are currently wondering “What could the Financial Aid Office possibly want now? ” May 1, the national deadline to deposit at your chosen college is looming in the not-so-distant future, and yet some students are still submitting additional information to the aid workplaces on their college list. “Didn’t we already send them this? ” families may wonder as they leap through what they perceive to be one more hoop on the […] Continue Reading…

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