Credit co. must find new ways to leach onto students

September 21, 2009
At college campuses around the country, a fall ritual as familiar as the football tailgate party is about to disappear. The on-campus credit card marketing, characterized by free pizzas and T-shirts for every completed application, is enjoying its last hurrah before a new federal law kicks in next year. Credit card issuers in recent years […]

At college campuses around the country, a fall ritual as familiar as the football tailgate party is about to disappear. The on-campus credit card marketing, characterized by free pizzas and T-shirts for every completed application, is enjoying its last hurrah before a new federal law kicks in next year. Credit card issuers in recent years […]

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Top test taking tips

September 17, 2009
You asked, here it is... Proper training, preparation and common sense are all paramount for a successful test day and a successful test score.  That aside, here are few good tips to take with you on your test day.      ·Bring the proper supplies. Bring a bottle of water, a pencil sharpener or extra lead […]

You asked, here it is… Proper training, preparation and common sense are all paramount for a successful test day and a successful test score.  That aside, here are few good tips to take with you on your test day.      ·Bring the proper supplies. Bring a bottle of water, a pencil sharpener or extra lead […]

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SAT or ACT, Arg!?! Hey, which one should I take?

September 2, 2009
This link is AZCollegePlanning's recommended test prep books & stuff SAT & ACT Prep Recommended AZCollegePlanning Most colleges today accept both or either of the standardized tests; the SAT and ACT and state that they don't have a preference. It's not unusual for a student to score significantly higher on one test vs. the other. […]

This link is AZCollegePlanning’s recommended test prep books & stuff SAT & ACT Prep Recommended AZCollegePlanning Most colleges today accept both or either of the standardized tests; the SAT and ACT and state that they don’t have a preference. It’s not unusual for a student to score significantly higher on one test vs. the other. […]

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Ready, AIMS fire?!?

August 28, 2009
The current state of the economy for Arizona is a determining factor if (and it is a big if) if the AIMS (Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards) [A.K.A. Regents High Honors Endorsement Scholarship] scholarship will be available to bright students in the very near future. Here is the latest news regarding the AIMS scholarship. The […]

The current state of the economy for Arizona is a determining factor if (and it is a big if) if the AIMS (Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards) [A.K.A. Regents High Honors Endorsement Scholarship] scholarship will be available to bright students in the very near future. Here is the latest news regarding the AIMS scholarship. The […]

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College ranking polls, is there a blatant ‘chad’ error?

August 21, 2009
Pool season is almost over and now it's POLL season. You know the ones. Those polls that rank colleges based on a variety of criteria. Polls that stir up a frenzy and make hopeful college students drool like puppies anticipating their Scooby snack. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal asks the questions ‘what […]

Pool season is almost over and now it’s POLL season. You know the ones. Those polls that rank colleges based on a variety of criteria. Polls that stir up a frenzy and make hopeful college students drool like puppies anticipating their Scooby snack. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal asks the questions ‘what […]

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Why surf college websites

August 18, 2009
Tips for surfing college websites. Long gone are the days when colleges depended only on the brochures and view books they could fit inside your mailbox. They now devote large chunks of their websites to grabbing your attention. But there's much more to a college website than the Web pages of the admissions office. By […]

Tips for surfing college websites. Long gone are the days when colleges depended only on the brochures and view books they could fit inside your mailbox. They now devote large chunks of their websites to grabbing your attention. But there’s much more to a college website than the Web pages of the admissions office. By […]

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Obama’s new hope & lifetime learning credit changes

August 11, 2009
"HOPE & LIFETIME LEARNING CREDITS---CHANGES 2009 AND 2010" For the years 2009 and 2010, the following changes have been made to the Hope credit. The modified credit is also referred to as the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The maximum amount of the Hope credit increases to $2,500 per student. The credit is phased out (gradually […]

“HOPE & LIFETIME LEARNING CREDITS—CHANGES 2009 AND 2010” For the years 2009 and 2010, the following changes have been made to the Hope credit. The modified credit is also referred to as the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The maximum amount of the Hope credit increases to $2,500 per student. The credit is phased out (gradually […]

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Will Obama’s bill save the financial aid system

July 29, 2009
Obama bill makes financial aid application simpler for college applicants by Nneka Enurah, July 29, 2009 (J.D.'s comments in red) The Obama administration has requested billions of dollars in new scholarships and credit along with a less complicated financial aid application which looks to make a college education more accessible for students. Experts say 16 […]

Obama bill makes financial aid application simpler for college applicants by Nneka Enurah, July 29, 2009 (J.D.’s comments in red) The Obama administration has requested billions of dollars in new scholarships and credit along with a less complicated financial aid application which looks to make a college education more accessible for students. Experts say 16 […]

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Kids college or build retirement: Have cake & eat it too!

July 8, 2009
Is Paying for Your Kid’s Education Still a Top Priority? In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to rank one financial priority over another. But now, more than ever, Americans are faced with many tough financial trade-offs. Paying off debt or saving for retirement? Raiding the 401(k) to pay the bills or putting them on […]

Is Paying for Your Kid’s Education Still a Top Priority? In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to rank one financial priority over another. But now, more than ever, Americans are faced with many tough financial trade-offs. Paying off debt or saving for retirement? Raiding the 401(k) to pay the bills or putting them on […]

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Student Athlete, who, what, how, when

June 26, 2009
Coming very soon Is available now! the new book by J.D. Wyczalek (why-zall-ick) entitled: The New Student Athlete Handbook. Within it’s pages the secrets of top recruiting coaches are revealed on- How to get a sport scholarship, financial aid, be noticed by college coaches and get recruited to play on a college team. You need the […]

Coming very soon Is available now! the new book by J.D. Wyczalek (why-zall-ick) entitled: The New Student Athlete Handbook. Within it’s pages the secrets of top recruiting coaches are revealed on- How to get a sport scholarship, financial aid, be noticed by college coaches and get recruited to play on a college team. You need the […]

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