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The often-ignored Preliminary SAT (PSAT) – Why is the PSAT important?

So, your child is in high school. For some parents, the concerns about the next step to college begin to enter your minds. When should you begin to think about college for your child? As early at the 9th grade! Here’s why? The ignored Preliminary SAT (PSAT) can open invisible doors not imagined or seen. […]

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College Scorecard website and more

The College Scorecard website, from the U.S. Department of Education, helps high school students, and others, find and compare colleges and universities across the country based of various search characteristics. Results have been revamped to show average cost of attending, graduation rates, and average graduate salaries compared to the national average. Another website is Educate to […]

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Tools to Find a Career and Apply to College (Parts 1 and 2)

Parents and students put themselves under great pressure when college application time rolls around. With just a little bit of preparation, and planning ahead instead of waiting until Fall of their Senior High School year, the process can be less stressful and more insightful. Rather than spend money on application and search help – save […]

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College Search and Application Help Services – a Good Idea?

I’m posting this blog based on a client’s suggestion after they were approached by a college application service about college planning for their high school Junior. As far as saving more money to pay for college, it’s a bit too late with only a year plus months until tuitions come due. And that’s the hook many private counseling […]

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Should you save in student’s name?

This syndicated column of mine through AdviceIQ discusses why saving for college in the student’s name is probably a bad idea because doing this may reduce student aid. Please see the other short blogs about the topic of saving for education, the options compared, repaying student loans, and other considerations like taxes. Advice iq don’t […]

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