Author Archives: Dana Fulton

Home away from home

Planning student housing Leaving home for college is a big step, especially if you’re not exactly sure what to expect when you get on campus. Student housing comes in many different shapes and sizes, and even if you plan to … Continue reading

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Options for filling in the financial gap

Planning how you are going to pay for college can be stressful, especially when your financial aid package doesn’t cover all your education costs, leaving a financial gap. This gap occurs when your college’s total Cost of Attendance exceeds the … Continue reading

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Counting costs

Do you have the money you need to pay for college? One of the most important things you can do to prepare for college is to make a solid financial plan. Figuring out how you are going to pay for … Continue reading

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How College is Different

1974 vs. 2014 Quite a bit has changed since the 1970s, and not just your dad’s hairdo. Check out how the college experience is different today from what it was 40 years ago. Income information taken from the U.S. Census … Continue reading

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Registering for the fall semester

You’ve been accepted, you’ve made a financial plan, and now it’s time to register for classes. But how do you know where to start? Consider these tips when you’re registering for the fall semester: Start with General Education classes. Even … Continue reading

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Freshman orientation

What you should get out of it For some, orientation is exciting: that moment when you realize you’re actually going to college. For others, it can seem like a chore — one more hoop to jump through before you’re actually … Continue reading

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How to make the most of your budget in college

Life is full of surprises. Maybe you have an opportunity to take a trip related to your field of study, or you’ve dropped your laptop. Since you want to be sure you have money available when you need it most, … Continue reading

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Moneymaking tips for high schoolers

Make the most of your passion It’s never too early to start planning for college. But as a high schooler, there’s one big challenge: what do you do to make money? Between studying, sports, and extracurricular activities, time can be … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to file

Last-minute paperwork for high school seniors By now, you’ve probably selected where you’re going to school in the fall, so first off, congratulations! With that big decision out of the way, there are a few loose ends you should tie … Continue reading

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Celebrating Their Accomplishments Graduation Day is a wonderful opportunity to show how proud you are of your student. But between planning a party and making sure you get the perfect picture at the ceremony, things can get overwhelming. Here are … Continue reading

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