Tag Archives: High School Seniors

Say thanks

Send notes to those who helped you make it to college It’s happening – you’ve graduated high school, been accepted into college, and will soon be settling into a brand-new rhythm of life. But before you pack your bags and … Continue reading

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Get financially fit for freshman year

Establish a budget A well planned budget is like a good workout plan: it maximizes your resources and minimizes the impact of life’s potential surprises. That’s why establishing one and sticking to it can be a great way to get … Continue reading

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Back in the classroom

The differences between high school and college classes We all know going off to college means more freedom and choice outside of the classroom, but we don’t always know — or think about — how different things are inside the … 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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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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