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Steven Sirot and David Slater Share Tips on How to Avoid College Debt with Inside Jersey magazine.

THE KEY to avoiding big college debt is to plan ahead, consider alternatives and be realistic about what it all means. It’s time to put aside your ego and your emotions…. READ MORE.

Applying for a Minority Scholarship and Financial Aid

Scholarships for minorities play an important role in the American educational system. The cost of going to school is rising, and many minority students don’t enjoy the same access to funding as more-privileged students have. As an African American, Hispanic, LGBTQ,...

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All You Need to Know About 529 College Savings Plans

The average cost of college for the 2016-2017 school year was $33,480 for private colleges, $24,930 for public out-of-state colleges, and $9,650 for public in-state colleges – not including room and board. The price of a college education increases every year, and the...

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Should I Apply to Colleges with Rolling Admissions?

Colleges set up their admissions processes in different ways. Early action, early decision, standard admission, and rolling admission give students varying levels of flexibility during the admissions process. Colleges with rolling admissions often respond to...

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Best Practices for College Application Essays

Most colleges require applicants to submit an essay with their college applications. The best college application essays strike the admissions team as interesting, unique, and well written. Every college applicant has a story to tell. The answer to the question, “How...

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How to Deal With College Debt?

For a lot of us, student loans are necessary to get through school. They can help us get the education we need to follow our dreams. Once you’re on the other side of the diploma, however, it can be hard to handle thousands of dollars of debt. If you’re Googling...

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7 Tips for Maximizing College Grants and Scholarships

School is expensive – more so now than ever before. Being able to pay for tuition, room and board, and books can keep you from furthering your education and pursuing your dreams. Everyone knows scholarships and grants can help lessen the financial burden and make...

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The Ins and Outs of FAFSA & CSS

Money can be a huge factor when it comes to deciding whether or not to attend college. For many people the cost is simply too high – especially with rising tuition rates. However, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and College Scholarship Service (CSS)...

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Answering Your Top 4 College Financial Aid Questions

Going to college is a truly wonderful opportunity that will shape the rest of your life. Paying for tuition, however, can be daunting. Today, many students rely on financial aid to fill in the gaps and make it possible to further their education. 1. What is Financial...

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How Much College Really Costs: A Budget Case Study

It’s no secret that college is expensive. But exactly how much does college cost? What type of necessary expenses should you expect? To get a closer look, let’s break down the average estimated full-time undergraduate budgets for the 2012–2013 academic year. Total...

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