Obama’s Race to the Top vs. dropouts

March 15, 2010
President Obama desire is that America is once again the leader in college graduates. An educated society is a prosperous society. So why do kids drop out of college? Reasons range from homesick, finances and having the wrong expectations. Homesickness and feeling that you don’t fit in. It’s a whole new world out there, and […]

President Obama desire is that America is once again the leader in college graduates. An educated society is a prosperous society. So why do kids drop out of college? Reasons range from homesick, finances and having the wrong expectations. Homesickness and feeling that you don’t fit in. It’s a whole new world out there, and […]

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Reduce dropout rate & prep kids for college

March 10, 2010
We are with you Mr. President!  Steps to Reduce Dropout Rate and Prepare Students for College and Careers President Barack Obama highlighted steps his Administration will take to combat the dropout crisis and invest in strategies to ensure students graduate prepared for college and careers. President Obama challenged states to identify high schools with graduation […]

We are with you Mr. President!  Steps to Reduce Dropout Rate and Prepare Students for College and Careers President Barack Obama highlighted steps his Administration will take to combat the dropout crisis and invest in strategies to ensure students graduate prepared for college and careers. President Obama challenged states to identify high schools with graduation […]

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Try this one on for size, $550,000 in student loan debt

March 5, 2010
Try this one on for size, two college graduates racking up a mind numbing $990,000 in student loan debt. That a small breeze away from ONE MILLION DOLLARS! (I can hear Dr. Evil cackling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKKHSAE1gIs) I had report about 8 or 9 months ago that a law graduate racked up $270,000 in student loan debt […]

Try this one on for size, two college graduates racking up a mind numbing $990,000 in student loan debt. That a small breeze away from ONE MILLION DOLLARS! (I can hear Dr. Evil cackling http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKKHSAE1gIs) I had report about 8 or 9 months ago that a law graduate racked up $270,000 in student loan debt […]

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weighted, unweighted which do we use?

February 26, 2010
GPA rumor scandals and otherwise weirdness Weighted, un-weighted, IB, AP, Honors what is this whole mess? Parents have asked me what are colleges looking for and what are high schools looking for as it relates to grades. The answer is surprising. What are colleges REALLY looking for in a GPA?   What you don't know […]

GPA rumor scandals and otherwise weirdness Weighted, un-weighted, IB, AP, Honors what is this whole mess? Parents have asked me what are colleges looking for and what are high schools looking for as it relates to grades. The answer is surprising. What are colleges REALLY looking for in a GPA?   What you don’t know […]

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COD: Something’s fishy!

February 24, 2010
Cancellation of Debt or  COD for short. Due to the state of the economy over the last year, it is imperative to know and understand how cancellation of debt may affect the ability to get financial aid. Can I get my student loans cancelled? Yes and no. See #5 below. If a cancelled debt is […]

Cancellation of Debt or  COD for short. Due to the state of the economy over the last year, it is imperative to know and understand how cancellation of debt may affect the ability to get financial aid. Can I get my student loans cancelled? Yes and no. See #5 below. If a cancelled debt is […]

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Higher Ed Tax Guide for 2009

February 18, 2010
Higher Education Federal Tax Benefits Guide - 2009 Tax Year There's great news for parents and students: the federal government provides a number of tax incentives that can help defray the cost of higher education. These incentives come in a couple of forms: Tax credits, which directly reduce the amount of tax you are liable […]

Higher Education Federal Tax Benefits Guide – 2009 Tax Year There’s great news for parents and students: the federal government provides a number of tax incentives that can help defray the cost of higher education. These incentives come in a couple of forms: Tax credits, which directly reduce the amount of tax you are liable […]

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Obama, college tax credit & debt forgiveness

February 2, 2010
Did you catch Obama’s speech the other day, here is a recap on his comments related to college and education. Obama Calls For College Tax Credit and Debt Forgiveness President Barack Obama touted education among his top priorities in his first State of the Union address, proposing a $10,000 higher-education tax credit for families and […]

Did you catch Obama’s speech the other day, here is a recap on his comments related to college and education. Obama Calls For College Tax Credit and Debt Forgiveness President Barack Obama touted education among his top priorities in his first State of the Union address, proposing a $10,000 higher-education tax credit for families and […]

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the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education

January 29, 2010
"In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education,” Obama said in his speech. “No one should go broke because they chose to go to college.” No one should go broke because they chose to go to college, which is EXACTLY the accurate reason why AZCollegePlanning.com is here! We are here […]

“In the 21st century, the best anti-poverty program around is a world-class education,” Obama said in his speech. “No one should go broke because they chose to go to college.” No one should go broke because they chose to go to college, which is EXACTLY the accurate reason why AZCollegePlanning.com is here! We are here […]

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How to score better

January 18, 2010
There is a selfish reason why colleges want you to score higher on your SAT & ACT test. Did you know that if your child scores a specific number on the test or higher, then colleges will clamor over one another to recruit your child. Do you want to learn how to get a higher […]

There is a selfish reason why colleges want you to score higher on your SAT & ACT test. Did you know that if your child scores a specific number on the test or higher, then colleges will clamor over one another to recruit your child. Do you want to learn how to get a higher […]

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Double FAFSA warning:

January 6, 2010
Double FAFSA warning: financial aid what you need to know By J.D. Wyczalek (why-zall-ick) What you need to be aware of, or should I say beware of. Some families believe their income and assets warrant them to not fill out any financial aid forms because of the unfounded belief of ineligible. Many other facets of […]

Double FAFSA warning: financial aid what you need to know By J.D. Wyczalek (why-zall-ick) What you need to be aware of, or should I say beware of. Some families believe their income and assets warrant them to not fill out any financial aid forms because of the unfounded belief of ineligible. Many other facets of […]

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