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You are a good student, but not a great student, which means several college options but few scholarships. Your family is middle class—too much income to qualify for need-based aid, but not enough income for the family to pay for school. more

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Are you thinking ahead to your freshman year of college but feeling unsure about exactly what you want the focus of your studies to be?  You’re not alone! more

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Every parent of a student athlete wants the best opportunities for their teen, but sometimes even the best of parental intentions can turn into a negative in the eyes of the team coach. There is a line that can be crossed between... more

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Did you know that by 2050, the world’s population will increase 34 percent, reaching 9.1 billion people? In order to feed the world’s booming population, food production will need to increase by an estimated 70 percent! more

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It’s almost college application season! It’s an exciting and stressful season for high school seniors for sure, but before you rush into filling out forms, let’s take a minute to go over what NOT to do! Here are 6 common application mistakes... more

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With the skyrocketing costs involved, each additional year can cost tens of thousands of dollars. One study showed that tacking an additional two years onto the college experience can raise the overall price tag by 70%. more

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The college application process can be overwhelming, time consuming and expensive! Here’s what you need to make the process a little easier, and maybe save money too! more

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According to The College Board, the average cost for tuition is $9,410 per year for in-state students, while the cost for out-of-state students averages $23,893. That’s over two and a half times the cost! more

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Any good parent will tell you he or she wants the best for their kids. It’s just a normal emotion that comes with being a parent. When it comes to sports, though, sometimes our parenting instincts get a little carried away. more

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The college application essay is one of the best ways to show admissions officers who you are as an individual. An essay this important has to be just right! more

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How much will YOU spend on college applications? more

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Does the thought of all those decisions, applications and deadlines make your head spin? Don’t panic! Here’s everything you need to know to help you deal. more

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50% of colleges report that a student's demonstrated interest in the school is highly important in the admission process. How can you make sure the college you're applying to knows that you really want to attend school there? more

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Nearly 30% of surveyed high-achieving seniors cited using a college admissions consultant in the admissions process. Is it really worth it to hire a counselor outside of the one your school provides? more

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So your child has studied hard, put in the work, and has been accepted to that prestigious school of their dreams. Congratulations! But when your child's first choice is out of reach, how do you break the news that you cannot afford to make it work? more

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Obtaining a college degree can be expensive, and many graduates find themselves paying off student debt for years after graduation. Students and parents often take into account the standard costs of tuition, housing and food, but there are... more

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Whether you’re participating in extracurricular activities to land a spot in your dream school, to spice up your resume or you’re just joining to get the t-shirt, we’re here to bust a few myths about extracurricular activities and share just how... more

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Community colleges are increasingly becoming a primary option for many high school graduates and adult learners ready to return to school. Regardless of what career field you are interested in, here are the top reasons you should consider... more

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Many local colleges and organizations in Alabama offer a wide variety of scholarships for the creative and performing arts. Most require auditions, while some focus on the portfolio or application. more

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There are pros and cons to almost everything, but when it comes to test prep, does the upside outweigh the bad? To aid in your decision on whether this additional expense is worth the investment for your teen, check out... more

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