Monthly Archives: November 2015

What is Financial Aid? Pt. II: Loans

Today we’ll be talking about what will undoubtedly be your favorite part of college – student loans! Specifically, we’ll be talking about the different federal loans that you might qualify for. Why would I take out a federal loan? Apart from … Continue reading

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SAT Vocab—Altruistic

This Week’s Word: Altruistic adj. [al-troo-is-tik]   /ˌæl truˈɪs tɪk/ Altruistic can either describe someone who is unselfishly concerned for the welfare of others or a behavior that exhibits this quality. The noun form, altruism, is also an SAT favorite. Synonyms: Selfless/selflessness, charitable Antonyms: egotistic/egoism, self-centered Origin: While … Continue reading

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Texas Schools’ Application Deadlines

Don’t forget, college application deadlines are right around the corner! You’ve worked so hard to study for exams, write a killer college essay (or essays), and fill out tedious forms that it would be a shame to miss the deadline … Continue reading

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SAT Vocab—Puerile

This week’s word: Puerile /ˈpyʊər aɪl/ [pyoo r-ahyl] Puerile describes something childish or relating to childhood. Synonyms: Infantile, juvenile Word Origin: Puerile was adopted from the French puéril, “like a boy,” in the late 16th century. It comes from the Latin puer, which means “boy.” Overtime, … Continue reading

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What is Financial Aid? Pt. I: Scholarships vs. Grants vs. Loans

With the Common Application’s deadline behind us and ApplyTexas’ shortly ahead, you might be thinking that the college admissions process is over and that now it’s just a waiting game. This is true to a certain extent, but there is one more … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be Pre-Law? Part I: Majors

Pre-Law is a designation applied to college students who are completing a bachelor’s degree specifically in preparation to attend Law School. While most universities will not have a formal “Pre-Law” major (although some will), almost every four-year university will offer some type … Continue reading

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