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  • Controversy: The Financial Benefits of College

    The L.A. Times put out an article yesterday about the financial benefits of college. One on side you read how college is a necessity for jobs in the United States. As manufacturing jobs have been pushed overseas it is more vital than ever for our young people to get a college degree for work. On the other hand you read

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  • 5 Things You Must Know before Appealing

    Are you the parent of a senior or transfer student agonizing over financial aid award letters? If you are, you’re not alone. This is an exciting, yet terrifying time of year. As student finally have a list of acceptances to choose from, parents finally have a financial aid award package to understand cost. You may know you have “the secret

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  • Burger-King wedding?

      This couple has done an excellent job marketing their unique romance story. Joel Burger and Ashley King grew up together, fell in love, and decided to make a union… a Burger-King union. Why not involve the gigantic chain in the fun? After all, it is great PR for both.   This story got me thinking. If you want to

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  • Free College Planning Help!

    Check out our workshops page to access free college planning help! We offer exclusive, insider strategies that can save you thousands on college costs. We’ll also share secret tips to get your child admitted to his/her dream school.   What are you waiting for? Sign up for a free workshop today!   wwww.CollegePlanningExperts.com/workshops

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  • Opening Day!

    Baseball has started its 2015 season, and if you’re excited about Opening Day for Baseball… you MUST be excited about Opening Day for College Admissions Season. For those juniors out there who have not yet finalized a college list, act fast! College Admissions Season is in full swing and your applications will be submitted in just 6 months.   Are

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  • College Watch List

    The federal government recently published a list of colleges who were on a watch list for financial reasons. Time.com recently published an article about the publishing of this once secret list. Secretary Ted Mitchell writes, “… we are watching these institutions more closely to ensure that institutions are using federal student aid in a way that is accountable to both

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  • Texas Solution to College Debt Crisis

    Student loan debt has surpassed $1.3 trillion in this country. This debt has become a crisis for a generation of young professionals. As college graduates enter the workforce, how can they afford to start their own households when they are paying back past debts? The number of college go-ers is on the rise, but the average salary for a college

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  • College Tours on Instagram?

    An article published on Time.com yesterday explains how some high school students are taking a new approach to campus tours. We all know we can use the internet to research schools, but high school students took it to a new level. They checked into social media accounts to get a feel for perspective campuses, and they did so in a

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  • April Fools: Houghton College

    As an apparent April Fools prank, Houghton College (Buffalo, NY) sent a press release announcing its intent to build a bio-dome around the school. The PR department thought it would be a great way to grab attention of warm-weather lovers seeking a college experience back east.   Enjoy!   http://www.wkbw.com/news/april-fools-houghton-college-to-build-bio-dome    

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  • How to Improve College Admissions

    Yesterday the New York Times started an interesting debate on ways to improve the college admissions process in the United States. The article highlights the struggles the current system faces and the frustrations students and parents face when trying to navigate the process. Various contributors argue for solutions, such as a lottery system, a college matching system, and a return

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  • Are all college credits the same?

    There was an interesting article on CNN.com yesterday that spoke of the effectiveness of a college education in the U.S. In the article you read how “time” is how we measure a secondary education. To get a Bachelor’s degree, you need 180 semester credit hours. But is measuring credits enough to grant someone a degree of mastery? If a student

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  • How to Get Accepted to ALL 8 Ivy League Schools

    Last year Kwasi Enin was accepted to every college where he applied (including all 8 Ivy League schools). For the first time he has allowed the press to publish his college admissions essay. Business Insider shared it in this article today.   ENJOY!

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