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Applying to Test-Optional Colleges

Applying to Test-Optional Colleges

Many more colleges and universities now no longer require students to submit a standardized test score for admission. Submitting an ACT or SAT score is now often optional. But the test is optional...

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What to Know About Standardized Tests

What to Know About Standardized Tests

What do test scores say about a student's intellectual ability? Test scores suggest a student’s intellectual capacity. For grammar, math, and reading, standardized tests can be representative of...

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Avoid These FAFSA Mistakes

Avoid These FAFSA Mistakes

Avoid These FAFSA Mistakes (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) The FAFSA application is important for both need-based and merit aid. Avoid these FAFSA mistakes that can cost you college...

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Transparency in College Pricing

Transparency in College Pricing

A call for transparency in college pricing has finally become reality. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania released a study of Net Price Calculators (NPCs). NPCs are a tool on every...

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Strategies to Avoid Student Debt

Strategies to Avoid Student Debt

Strategies to Avoid Student Debt Unless you have a hefty college fund, financing your college education may be your only option. College graduates in 2021 averaged $30,000 of student debt. Student...

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Your Guide to the FAFSA Application

Your Guide to the FAFSA Application

Your Guide to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) The FAFSA application is important for both need-based and merit aid. Use this guide to help complete your FAFSA to maximize both. ...

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