Tag: college planning

SAT/ACT Essay – Should I Take It?

When preparing for college, almost everyone knows the importance of studying for, taking, and scoring well on the ACT or SAT. However, the optional writing section or essays remain a mystery for many. Is it required? Why does it matter? Should I take it?

Application Deadlines – What’s the Difference?

One of the first things we explain to our students at the beginning of the application process is the difference between the types of deadlines. Let’s take a moment to sort those out.

FAFSA Series – FAFSA School Codes: Why They Are Important

If a college requires the FAFSA as part of their financial aid process, then they have a unique 6-digit FAFSA filing-code. Many people do not pay attention to these codes, or even know what they are. However, knowing college filing codes can be extremely important and could make all the difference between receiving a financial ...

Choosing a High School Sport

There are many benefits to participating in an organized sport. Joining a team is a great way to make friends and can give you a sense of community.

Don’t Fall for the Fast App Track!

Have you ever heard of a "Priority Application?" if not, keep reading!

Loan Series: Federal Student Loans and Repayment Plans

I am often asked about loan types, lenders, repayment plans, and even loan consolidation. I have written previous posts on the top lenders for this year, and loan consolidation, so today I wanted to talk a bit about a certain loan type and the repayment plans: Federal Student Loans.

The Importance of Creating the Perfect College List

There’s a lot more to building a strong college list than you might think.