Author Archives: Debra Ensor

Federal student loans vs. private student loans

A student loan, is a student loan, is a student loan, right? In some aspects, that statement is true. For example, all student loans need to be repaid. After all, it is a loan and not a gift. The more … Continue reading

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Navigating college fairs

The decision to go to college has been made and now you ask yourself, “What do I do now?” Besides going on a cross country adventure, how do you learn what there is to know about a college or university … Continue reading

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5 steps toward college

Making the decision to attend college can be life changing.  Once you have made the choice, you then need to figure out how to pay for it which, let’s face it, can be overwhelming.  Many families are not sure how … Continue reading

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Our Summer Reading List

It’s summer time and you may find yourself with a little extra time to select your own reading material. Here, our bloggers have put together a few suggestions for some great summer reads. Enjoy! One of the books I recently… Continue reading

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Make the most of your college experience

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to go to college or graduate school. Whether you have selected a school or are in the process of choosing a school that best fits your ambitions, be sure to make the most of your… Continue reading

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Decoding your award letter with the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

This year the college financial aid award letter process will be a bit different for families with the implementation of the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. The shopping sheet is a form that was designed by the federal government in an… Continue reading

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How are your resolutions working out?

Coincidentally, my resolution is to become more fit as the statement above implies in the phrase “working out”. (A coincidence? I think not!) This is my year! That is my slogan for 2013 and really, when I think about it,… Continue reading

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Living your life confined to the inside of a coffee mug can be harmful to your wallet

Do you know how much your latte costs over the course of a year? If you spend $3.50 a day 6 days a week to include study time, you spend $84.00/month. Per year, that adds up to $1,008! What do… Continue reading

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