Author Archives: Dana Fulton

The five step journey to college financial aid

No matter how prepared you are, navigating the financial aid process can be a tricky experience. To help, we put together the following infographic that spells out, in five simple steps, how you can determine what financial aid you need … Continue reading

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What college costs and what you’ll earn

Summer looms and beyond it, the fall semester at college. Students are busy working and collecting financial aid to pay for their education and get the most out of campus life. And while every student will have a different experience, … Continue reading

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Informing colleges about your acceptance … or not

As stressful and time consuming as the college application process is, your decisions on where to apply are only compounded by where to attend, once the acceptance letters start arriving. If you’re fortunate enough to receive multiple acceptance letters, you’ll … Continue reading

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Letters of recommendation for college: who, how and when to ask

As your junior year of high school winds down, it may be dawning on you: college applications are right around the corner! This may be a stressful time since your college choice lays the groundwork for the next few years. … Continue reading

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Getting smart about award letters

At this time of year, your senior is probably anxiously awaiting award letters from the schools he or she applied to. While receiving an award letter is exciting, it’s important that to understand how to read and interpret these awards. … Continue reading

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Find your study partner

Taking the SAT or ACT is one big step towards college, since most colleges and universities use these test scores as part of their admissions process. Check with your school counselor or your top choice schools to determine which test … Continue reading

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Getting down to brass tacks: How to read award letters

Your senior students may be starting to receive award letters from their chosen schools. It is an exciting time, and it’s important to understand how to read and interpret these awards. Each school may present the award letter information a … Continue reading

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Understanding your award letter

Soon you’ll be receiving award letters from your potential colleges. Make sure you review them carefully and understand the financial aid that’s being offered and what your final costs will be. It may be helpful to use an online comparison … Continue reading

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4 reasons your high school senior should take AP/CLEP tests

With all the testing done in the schools today, not to mention the ACT/SATs, your high school student may feel a little over-tested. With that in mind, should you encourage them to take the AP or CLEP test as well? … Continue reading

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Accepted! Now what do you do?

If you have applied for early acceptance to college and gotten in, congratulations! It is a great way to lock in the school you’re certain about. So what happens next? Now, you can start planning for the year ahead: Accept … Continue reading

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