Category Archives: Financial Aid

PSAT Semifinalists – How to Advance, What to Expect

PSAT Semifinalist cutoffs being announced soon, so we want to detail the path towards becoming a full-fledged National Merit Finalist, and what that means exactly. Let us know in the comments if you qualified as a Semifinalist! How Many People Earn … Continue reading

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UPDATE: What PSAT Scores Make the Cut for National Merit in 2016?

We want to provide an update on our previous post: What PSAT Scores Make the Cut for National Merit in 2016? Our initial estimations were based on a “sliding scale” method. Because the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is not using your … Continue reading

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What Does My New PSAT Score Mean?

With New PSAT scores just released for the Class of 2017, we wanted to give a quick rundown of what your New PSAT scores mean, how the scoring works, and which one the National Merit Scholarship Corporation uses to determine … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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Stanford Dreams on a Junior College Budget

Good news! Stanford has announced that, in an continual effort to make college more affordable, students from families with an annual income of less than $125,000 will no longer have to pay tuition! Additionally, Student’s from families making less than … Continue reading

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HBCU Spotlight – Fisk University

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have served a vital and transformative role in the history of America. Many of this country’s most prominent civil rights activists, politicians, actors, scientists, scholars, and public figures attended or taught at HBCUs, and … Continue reading

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