New Deal: Pay more get less from college

November 12, 2009

New deal: Pay more get less from college. At least that is the trend at some public universities. Some state universities facing budget cuts are offering fewer classes and raising tuition. The New York Times reported that UCLA, along with other state schools in California and elsewhere, have cut back on classes. (This seems counter […]

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Getting Accepted to a U.S. Service Academy

November 11, 2009

by Sal Allen America has over 12,000 students in attendance at one of the three regular U.S. service academies at any one time. These students (called midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and cadets at both the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy), receive some of the toughest academic, mental, physical, and […]

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Merit, need student or career specific scholarships

November 8, 2009

Sorting out the confusion… The most common scholarships may be classified as: Merit-based: These awards are based on a student’s athletic, academic, artistic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant’s community service record and extracurricular activities. The most common merit-based scholarships, awarded by either private organizations or directly by a student’s intended college, […]

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[COA-EFC=(NEED/HGP)+(SD)]=TC

November 6, 2009

I know it looks like some crazy formula created by Einstein, Hawking or Tesla but is actually the formula that you MUST know. If you don’t know this formula and how it relates to each college on your child’s list you will be leaving money on the table. This crazy formula was created by our […]

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How American is the American Opportunity Tax Credit

October 22, 2009

Many parents and college students will be able to offset the cost of college over the next two years under the new American Opportunity Tax Credit. This tax credit is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed by the Obama administration. What the IRS wants you to know about the new […]

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New Student Loan Rules Will Disappoint Many

October 20, 2009

A new law will help a lot of struggling students and parents — but others will be very disappointed. The Good, Bad and Ugly of the New Student Loan rules. The Good: undergraduates that are eligible for subsidized loans will note the rates will be a lot lower. Congress passed a law cutting them in […]

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House passes bill to expand college aid for students

October 7, 2009

The House passes a bill to expand college aid for students, is this a good thing or a ploy to enslave college graduates with billions of dollars of debt? A bill passed by the House of Representatives will increase the maximum Pell Grant by hundreds of dollars but will change Federal Perkins Loans so that […]

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Admission officers deny ‘friending’ prospective students

October 6, 2009

Is Big Brother (on campus) watching you? Though some universities, such as Hofstra University in New York, created admissions-specific social networking accounts, new media specialist Amy Peterson said she manages TCU’s Facebook and Twitter sites differently. “We use Facebook as a way to have a conversation with current students,” she said. Peterson said she relays […]

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Obama orders that the FAFSA be made easier

October 5, 2009

The Obama administration pushes forward with its “Change” agenda which impacts the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid). High income earners tend to not fill out this form based on the Myth that they believe they make to much money to qualify for aid. While it is true that some of these families won’t […]

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Arizona State University Financial Aid

October 4, 2009

ASU’s video on financial aid Learn the stratagies that can get you the most financail aid you can qualify for at one of our local workshops. Click the Free Workshop RSVP for dates and locations.    Send article as PDF   

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