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Should I Automatically Send My ACT Scores for Free?

The ACT lets you send your scores for free to four colleges. Students wonder whether they should and which schools to choose. Some pundits suggest not to because selecting this option means you won’t get to review the scores before they’re sent. OnToCollege disagrees....

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Be a Savvy College Shopper; Borrow less!

This Sallie Mae graphic shows that the average spent for college annually is $26,458. You can get a strong college for less.  Just get our OTC book: America’s Most Affordable Colleges: Our Definitive List, which is part of our OTC College Counseling System. Also, on...

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Know Your Chosen College’s COA (Cost of Attendance)

The COA (total Cost Of Attendance— everything included) can be found on each college’s website.  But that number is the retail sticker COA.  Subtract the student’s scholarships to get the annual net cost. For the final family net cost, then subtract the student’s...

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Recommended Reads from John Baylor

With the holidays approaching, you may want some reading suggestions for the scholars in your life. Our own John Baylor has compiled his list of recommended books for college-bound students. His top three picks: My Antonia by Willa Cather.  As a writer, Cather has few...

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