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5 Things to Consider When Weighing Admission Offers (IvyWise)

Most admission decisions are in for the Class of 2019, and now that the anxiety of waiting to hear back from admissions offices has passed, it may set into motion a new phase of stress and uncertainty: deciding where to enroll.

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5 Things NOT To Say To Your Teen About College Decisions (Huffington Post)

It used to be that all college admission notifications were delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. You didn’t even need to open the letter to know what was inside: If it was a thick package, you had gotten in and the envelope contained a zillion forms to fill out.

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High, low or in between? What your student’s PSAT score means (University Parent)

Later this month, PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) results will arrive at high schools across the country. Some 3.5 million students — including virtually every high school junior — sat for the same PSAT exam last October.

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How to prep for the SAT and ACT for little or no money (Market Watch)

Sure, the cost of higher education keeps getting, well, higher, with a private college now running more than $40,000 for tuition and room and board per year.

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Tips for Parents and Students on How to Pick the Right College (Ivywise)

Students don’t have to go to a highly selective college to get a great education and a good job after graduation. With more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the US, there are plenty of options from which college-bound students can choose.

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Avoid Losing Your Student Loan Eligibility (US News Education)

In addition to final exams, college students have something else to worry about this time of year: their financial aid for spring semester. While financial aid is generally calculated and scheduled in the fall for the full year, a student’s actions – or inaction – can cause that aid to be canceled for the spring.

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