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5 Problems with your personal brand

Nov 13, 2018 1:58:00 PM

Even the most savvy job-hunters are likely to make some mistakes as they start to build and manage their personal brands. Here are some of the most common ways that students fail to successfully portray themselves online - and how you can avoid these branding faux pas.

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Topics: Adulting!, career planning

Student loan repayment: How to prepare

Nov 5, 2018 1:50:00 PM

It happens to all of us who borrowed for college: notifications from lenders that your student loan payments will soon be due. It's time to craft a plan of attack. 

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, refinancing

Federal Student Aid Rundown - What you can get by filing the FAFSA

Oct 26, 2018 10:53:00 AM

Many college-bound students and their families have fallen for the dangerous myth: "I won't qualify for aid so I'm not going to apply." The reality is, everyone should file the FAFSA, even if they think they may not qualify. The FAFSA is absolutely free to fill out and it can give families money to help cover the rising cost of college. Below is a quick rundown of what you could be eligible for by filing the FAFSA.
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Topics: College Financial Aid, Financial Education for Students, Parents and College Planning, College Planning

Creating your FSA ID

Oct 22, 2018 2:02:00 PM

Don't leave free money on the table!!

October 1 has come and gone, which means it's time to fill out the FAFSA for the 2019/20 academic year! Creating an FSA ID is the very first step to take in applying for financial aid. An FSA ID is a username and password that allows students and parents to access federal student aid systems and "sign" the FAFSA online. Both the parent and student need one in order to file the FAFSA. For a run down of common FSA ID mistakes to avoid, check out the video below!

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Topics: FAFSA, College Financial Aid, College Planning

RI College Planning Resource Rundown

Oct 18, 2018 11:29:00 AM

Approximately 20 million students choose to attend a post-secondary institution every year.  Many students and their families struggle with where to start in the college planning process. Figuring out which schools might be a good fit, which career path to take, and how to pay for college are just a few of the many things that worry families. Rhode Island might be a small state, but it has a large amount of free resources available to help Rhode Islander's plan for college.

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Topics: Parents and College Planning, College Planning, career planning

News Release: Attention Students - The FAFSA is live! Be sure to fill it out!

Oct 18, 2018 10:09:58 AM

Filing the FAFSA can qualify Rhode Islanders for financial aid for college; Free assistance is available to help families apply for aid

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Topics: FAFSA

NCAA & College Athletics

Oct 16, 2018 10:16:00 AM

Have you been playing sports for as long as you can remember? Has it been your dream to play sports in college? Collegiate sports provide opportunities to learn, compete, and succeed. Student-athletes receive academic support, medical care, and access to outstanding coaching, facilities, and equipment. Plus, student-athletes tend to graduate at higher rates than the general student body and feel better prepared for life after college.

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Topics: College Planning

Should I send schools my SAT scores?

Oct 10, 2018 11:33:00 AM

Test optional.  Test Flexible. Test Blind.  Over the past few years, many colleges have made changes in how your standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) play a role in their admission decision.  What do these different terms mean for you as you plan to complete your college applications?

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Topics: SAT & ACT, College Planning

Announcing 2018 FAFSA Completion Events

Oct 5, 2018 9:35:23 AM

The RISLA College Planning Center will once again be hosting FAFSA Completion Events across the state of Rhode Island to help students, parents, and adult learners with completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA, formally known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step to applying for college financial aid. All schools uses this application for awarding federal student aid dollars and many also use it for awarding their own institutional funds. 

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Topics: FAFSA, College Financial Aid

Fun Facts: Roger Williams University

Oct 4, 2018 8:53:00 AM

College Kickoff week is over, but we still have some fun facts to share about Rhode Island's colleges and universities to help you with planning for college. Here are some fun facts provided by Roger Williams University! 

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Topics: College Planning