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Kids are Stuck with Their Parent’s Income!!! Knowing how this impacts paying for college.

Kids are stuck with their parent’s income.  What exactly does that mean you may ask? Well, in short, it means whatever your tax return says your AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) is the previous year before college applications are submitted is the amount your student’s financial aid awards and scholarships will be based off.  Whew, that …

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What is FAFSA???

Everyone has heard of it but no one knows what it means! The FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid serves a number of purposes.  Pay attention this is Important! What Is It?? First what is it? The FAFSA is an application that is filled out every year to see if you qualify for Federal government assistance or …

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First Things Third

Test Scores and Required Courses Test Scores and Required Courses will be the last subjects we will discuss in this three-part series. These are also part of the college process plan and are not something that should not be left until the last minute. Test Scores Test Scores: when referring to test scores this means …

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Timeline for College

First Things First – When and How You Should Approach the College Process

When you are taking your first steps into navigating the college process, the first question is often “when should I start?”  When should I start preparing for college? The answer: it is never too early. Let me elaborate. I frequently hear people say, “They told me I didn’t have to worry about grades until my Junior year,” …

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