College Expectations vs Reality

As we are in the celebration season of graduation, the high school graduates envision hope while some college graduates face the harsh reality of finding a career.  The college expectation versus the reality of a career is not discussed early enough for many students.  This results in dissatisfaction at graduation and people questioning their educational…

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College Career Outcome for 2015

As more families are trying to evaluate college value or the return on investment, understanding the outcome of a college education is important.  According to ThinkAdvisor.com, the college career outcomes for 2015 are in and may be a good starting point as part of your college planning process. An important step in the college decision…

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Student Loan Interest Rates 2015 – 2016

The Federal Direct Student Loan interest rates have been determined for school year 2015-2016.  The student loan interest rates decreased on average by 0.37 percent from last year. In 2013, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Certainty Student Act of 2013.  This act was important because now parents and students have a way to determine the…

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Financial Aid Steps after Your College Commitment

  Congratulations to all college bound freshmen! The majority of the high school seniors have made a college commitment but the work is not over yet! There are still financial aid steps required after your college commitment. Many of these steps require significant attention. The final financial aid details include financial verification and data retrieval,…

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Reduce the stress of College Applications

Is it possible to reduce the number of college applications to find the college fit?  Currently many high school juniors and their parents are starting to create their college list.  How can families reduce the stress in the college application process?  College Affordability’s new college cost calculator, EFC PLUS Core Tool can help high school…

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