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What You Need to Know Before You Borrow for College

Jun 11, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Remember to limit the amount you borrow! For every dollar you borrow, you will have to pay back more than that dollar with interest.

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Topics: College Planning, Borrowing for College, Parents and College Planning

Low Student Loan Rates Now Available for 2020/2021

May 29, 2020 1:14:15 PM

Moving Onward and Upward for the 20/21 Academic Year

What a year 2020 has been to date with so many changes and unknowns now a part of our daily lives due to the coronavirus pandemic.  But one thing that hasn’t changed is needing options to help pay for college.  

 
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Topics: College Planning, Borrowing for College, Parents and College Planning

Advice From Admissions

May 15, 2020 12:30:00 PM

For our fourth and final week of “Inquiring Minds  - What Students Want to Know”, we wanted to share that we know everyone is overwhelmed with how Coronavirus has changed our lives today and probably into the future.

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Topics: College Planning, News

How will the SAT & ACT cancellations affect admissions requirements?

May 7, 2020 2:19:00 PM

Week 3 of “What Inquiring Student Minds Want to Know” is for those preparing for acceptance in 2021. 
 
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Topics: College Planning, SAT & ACT, Parents and College Planning

Admissions Deadlines and Deposits Flexibility

Apr 30, 2020 4:10:06 PM

Welcome back to week two of “Inquiring Minds - What Students Want to Know"

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Topics: College Planning, News

What Incoming College Freshmen Students Want to Know

Apr 23, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Welcome to our new short series:  Inquiring Student Minds Want to Know.  We have reached out to several of the schools we work with  to learn what students are asking about in this unprecedented time known as the Coronavirus Pandemic.  We will feature one question per week and the most popular responses for 4 weeks.  We hope you find this information calming and helpful.

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Topics: College Planning, News

7 Ways to be More Efficient Learning from Home

Mar 25, 2020 11:01:57 AM

A few weeks ago, a lot of students began to attend school online because of the coronavirus. This is a big change that has been affecting all different types of students all over the globe indefinitely. Adapting to remote learning isn't always easy when you're used to being in the classroom. We hope some of our tips will help you maximize your learning at home during this time!
 
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Topics: College Planning, Borrowing for College, Parents and College Planning

A Smart Scholarship Search Strategy for RI Students

Mar 5, 2020 3:52:43 PM

Didn’t get as much merit or financial aid as you were hoping for and want to decrease the out of pocket expense coming due this summer on you college tuition bill?  SCHOLARSHIPS!

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Topics: Scholarships, Money Management, Applying for Aid

Does Paying Your Loans While in School Make Sense?

Feb 20, 2020 11:03:00 AM

Sounds like a crazy theory, right? I bet your thinking “If I had the money, I wouldn’t have needed a loan!” Well, let’s break it down a bit and it may not be that crazy after all. Just paying back a little could make a big difference.

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Topics: Student Loan Repayment, student loans

Adjusting to a New Semester

Feb 3, 2020 11:45:00 AM

There’s nothing better than vacation, right? Hopefully your winter break was restful and you are recharged and ready to get back at it.  Adjusting back to those 8 AM classes, a new roommate, and/or a new job isn't always easy, but it's important to get back into a routine so that you don't fall behind on schoolwork and extracurricular activities. But now as you head back to your high school or college campus, we have some tips for you to finish out the year strong!

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Topics: College Internships, Post-Graduate Employment, Adulting!, career planning