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The Common App has revolutionized college admissions, but it has also made it difficult for college admissions officers to determine how serious an applicant is about attending. Early decision and early action options change that.
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Learn why we partnered with ScholarshipOwl. The Common App for scholarships.
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What if buying a book on Amazon were as difficult as shopping for a college education?
Most families like to think of scholarships from colleges as proof of their students achievements. However, scholarships should be best thought of as marketing dollars a school uses to convince students to attend.
The huge amount of students who have jumped into an income-based repayment plan reveals a disturbing trend of borrowers who are either unable or unwilling to enter into a standard repayment plan. If more and more students are finding their loans too burdensome to repay in a reasonable amount of time, shouldn’t we be doing more to reduce the loan burden on students altogether rather than making it easier for them to take out loans they can’t repay?
Learn about the winner of our January 2016 scholarship drawing and find out how you can be a winner too!
Explore a career in the health professions. Find out which jobs are hot, which pay the best, and where to go to school.
Everyone has heard that the STEM field is hot. But some majors perform much better than others where salaries are concerned. What STEM majors come out on top?
Want to make a lot of money right after graduation? Engineering is a good field to explore. Find out why you may want to consider a major in engineering.
Selecting an affordable college can be extremely challenging for families. Advertised sticker prices is rarely what students end up paying, and the prices often don't reflect the actual quality education a student receives. A best value ranking of colleges should reflect what students actually pay, not what the school advertises. It should also take into account student outcomes, including time to graduation.
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