Blog Archive: Applying to College

Decision Day like no other

Today is May 1. It's the traditional Decision Day for high school seniors. If that’s you, this is the day you’ve been planning for, for most of your high school years.

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Trent Cross

When asked to talk about his journey from a kid growing up in Milton to a successful college freshman, Trent Cross tells a story marked with the typical challenge facing first-generation college students: “None of my family had ever gone to college, so I didn’t really know what way to

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Financial aid offers: 4 steps before you sign

For families with a high school senior, this is when most college acceptances arrive in full force (congratulations!), and with them, financial aid offers. It’s an exciting time and—let’s face it—also a bit overwhelming as deadlines loom: Most colleges require a deposit by May 1.

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Father and daughter planning for college image

Are you the parent of a high school student? If so, welcome to one of the most formative phases of your student’s life. While the path to college or career training is definitely your student’s journey, as a parent you play a major role—both financially and from a practical perspective.

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