Monthly Archives: December 2015

What is Financial Aid? Pt. IV: Grants

Hello, and welcome to the fourth and final installment of our “What is Financial Aid?” series! Today we’ll be discussing the specific types of grants available to students, with an emphasis on those available to those of y’all who will be attending … Continue reading

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Identifying the Duke Talent Identification Program

By now, most 7th grade students selected for the Duke Talent Search have already taken the qualifying ACT or SAT exam. As you wait for College Board to report back scores, you might be wondering “what exactly is Duke TIP? … Continue reading

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Steven Sun Dunks on the SAT

4.0-star recruit Steven Sun made waves in October by posterizing the SAT and putting up a record 2400 points in the latest administration of the test. As only a sophomore at Cinco Ranch High School, Sun has shown remarkable talent … Continue reading

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What is Financial Aid? Pt. III: Paying Off Loans

Hello, and welcome to the third installment of our “What is Financial Aid?” series! Today we’ll be talking about paying off student loans, or more specifically, how you can’t get around paying off these loans. Do I have to pay … Continue reading

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College Compass Introduces Staff Writer Michael

Michael recently graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Chemistry. When he’s not educating people on the fact that you can indeed get a B.A. in a STEM field, Michael enjoys doling out unsolicited advice regarding college admissions. In his … Continue reading

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Is the Cost of Admission Worth It?

As college acceptance letters begin rolling in, you might be faced with one of the toughest decisions of your life—which university you will attend. Just as admissions officers evaluate you on a multitude of characteristics, so too must you evaluate … Continue reading

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