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Elite Schools Looking for Diversity

I  spent some time yesterday afternoon listening to  Peter Johnson, the dean of admissions at Columbia University, talk to a dozen or so attentive students at High Tech High in San Diego.  The visit from an Ivy League admission dean at my son’s school isn’t as unusual as you might think. During the fall, it’s […]

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Take the Financial Aid Quiz

How much do you know about college financial aid? Take this financial aid quiz to find out. 1. If your adjusted gross income exceeds $120,000, you won’t be eligible for financial aid at any school. A. True. B. False. 2. After receiving a financial aid package from a college, the amount can only be increased […]

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Pell Grants: Leaving Free Cash on the Table

Don’t overlook free money. That’s unfortunately happening too often as students and families try to figure out how to pay for college. A recent study from the U.S. Department of Education concluded that nearly 40% of full-time students who attend community college don’t fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even more […]

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