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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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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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With education fees at record highs and outstanding student loan debt topping $1.2 trillion nationwide, prospective students are staring down the barrel of burdensome college debt.
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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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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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Choosing a college major is a big decision that—if made hastily—can land you in an unemployment line, back in school, or working in a career you chose for the wrong reasons.
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As the New Year approaches, many people are setting goals and resolutions to accomplish in 2015. The onset of a new year is a great opportunity to reflect on the past year and determine what improvements to make in the coming months – whether personally, professionally, or, in the case of many high school students, academically.