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This weekly resource searches main media outlets finding stories that may be of interest to high school counselors, college admission officers and related organizations, and provides links to the original articles. It is published by High School Counselor Marketing.
The actual costs of US college financial aid
Quartz-Apr 23, 2018
It’s that time of year. Colleges have mailed acceptance letters and parents and students have until May 1 to make a decision. One of the most important factors is cost. And it’s not surprising if you’re looking at your financial aid offer and wondering, “Is this it?”
You got into college. Congratulations! Here’s the bill
The Boston Globe - Apr 19, 2018
What if you landed a spot at the college of your dreams, only to learn the cost would be nearly insurmountable? Would you reconsider a college lower down on your list if it offered you tens of thousands of dollars of merit aid? Should you opt for community college or a gap year instead?
Loan Options For The College Award Letter Gap
CapeNews.net-Apr 20, 2018
Virtually every college award letter will not cover the full cost of the first year of college. The bill for the first semester comes due on August 1, which is a little over three months away. How is your family funding the award letter gap?
Common FAFSA mistakes worth avoiding
USA TODAY High School Sports - Apr 24, 2018
SAT vs. ACT: Which is right for you?
ABC17News.com - Apr 25, 2018
Throughout their high school careers, prospective college students know about the importance of things like grade point average and extracurricular activities
OPINION: Standardized tests offer ‘a neutral yardstick’ in college admissions
Hechinger Report - Apr 24, 2018
To what extent should standardized tests play a role in college admissions?
For many college admission officers, standardized tests provide a neutral yardstick for measuring student potential and performance.