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'Tis The Season to Visit College Campuses

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, February 24, 2011, In : College Planning 

With the warmer weather approaching (we can only hope ;-), high school seniors poised to make those all-important college acceptance decisions, and juniors pondering just where they should apply, visits to college campuses, near and far, are in the offing.

Yes, there are virtual tours galore, and, by all means, you should take every last one of them. Still, as the old saying goes, there's nothing like being there! [Check out our previous post on campus visits and virtual tours.]

From January to...
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Posted by College Connection on Thursday, February 24, 2011, In : Paying for College 

Donna of Louisiana writes:

I am married and have one daughter. She will be a college freshman in the fall. I have contributed money in my state's 529 plan (I live in Louisiana) since she was 8. We were in the process of figuring out whether we were required to report the amount of money in the 529 on the FAFSA application. I found out yesterday that we do report it. One question i have is this. The state has invested the money and we have received "enhancements." There is more money in t...
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Deadlines, Priority Deadlines and Missed Deadlines

Posted by College Connection on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : Paying for College 

J.K. of Lake Success, NY writes:

We're working on our college financial aid applications and notice that there are all kinds of deadlines, in addition to all kinds of forms from so many sources. We've even come across something called "Priority Deadline." How do we find out what these deadlines are, as well as the best possible sources for aid, giving ourselves the best shot at money for college?

The College Whisperer responds:

And there you were, applications for admission submitted, thinki...

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College Connection, The Real College Guide, Join Forces

Posted by College Connection on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : College Planning 

What's more powerful than having the expertise, guidance and college admission know-how of the premier college planning and counseling service on your side? Having the folks with the inside track on what it takes to get through college right along side with them.

That's what College Connection, the renowned and respected college planners, and The Real College Guide, America's trusted resource on life on campus, have created by establishing a strategic partnership.

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