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FAFSA | Everything You Need to Know About the Federal Student Aid

If you are considering applying to colleges in the United States, you might have seen the term FAFSA. It plays a significant role in getting financial aid for college—but if you’re not familiar with it, it can be daunting and stressful.

That’s why we’ve compiled this comprehensive FAFSA 2024-25 guide that covers everything you need to know about getting started. Whether you are a high school senior or a returning college student, this guide helps simplify the FAFSA application process. It ensures you have all the information you need to apply for federal student aid.

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The Ultimate Guide to Early Action vs. Early Decision

Selecting a college can be challenging, but once you’ve narrowed your choices, creating a strategy for submitting your application is crucial. Along with the standard, regular decision application process, you can opt for an alternative route, such as early decision or action.

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Toni Critelli
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Diversity: 5 Ways it Boosts Student Success

When embarking on your higher education journey, it’s crucial to think about what can help you succeed as a student. Choosing a campus that values diversity is one factor that can bring many benefits—not only in college but also in your future career.

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Toni Critelli
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7 Tips to Prepare for a New Semester

Time away from exams, class syllabuses, and assignments is much needed. It allows everyone—including the professors—to recharge and recover; however, transitioning from a semester break back to class is not easy. Thrown-off schedules, low energy levels, and poor organizational habits are just a few of the struggles. Luckily, there are many ways of combating the first-week dread to lay the groundwork for a successful semester. Here are seven tips for a productive new semester.

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Toni Critelli