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on November 1, 2013 in New This Month, Paying for College
Scholarships

It pays to do a search on each of your college websites to determine if there are scholarships that require individual applications or have early deadlines. While most merit scholarships are assigned based on a student’s college application and require no additional application, there are a few that are specific to a particular area of […]

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IECA Conference in Philadelphia Provides Valuable Information

IECA Conference in Philadelphia Provides Valuable Information

The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) conference in Philadelphia provided a great opportunity to network with other independent educational consultants and tour colleges and universities in the surrounding area. The conference included some exciting and informative sessions, a few of which I will highlight below. Trends in Admissions: Many colleges are feeling the impact of […]

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Tools for Evaluating the Value of College Abound

on May 7, 2013 in Alerts, Paying for College
Tools for Evaluating the Value of College Abound

Several new tools have been introduced to help families evaluate the benefit of particular colleges and universities. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently introduced the “College Reality Check“, allowing families to compare graduation rates, cost of attendance and debt levels at colleges throughout the U.S. More and more colleges are including  a “Net Price Calculator” […]

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Scholarship Video Contest at TheWashboard.org

on December 20, 2011 in New This Month, Paying for College

TheWashBoard.org is a free, web-based scholarship clearinghouse that matches Washington scholarship seekers with Washington scholarship providers. Over 80,000 scholarship seekers and 210 providers are registered. This is an excellent source of scholarship funds as more than $28 million is available in awards for next year. TheWashBoard.org Scholarship Video Contest is an exciting opportunity for students […]

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