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Need Money For College? Think FAFSA!

Posted by College Connection on Sunday, December 23, 2012, In : Paying for College 

FAFSA. It's where the money is!

Applying to college for the fall of 2013? YOU NEED TO SUBMIT FAFSA!

Already in college and planning to attend in the fall of 2013? YOU NEED TO SUBMIT FAFSA! [Yes, FAFSA MUST be submitted each year for the following school year.]

Been awarded a scholarship from a college or want to apply for many of the scholarships offered? YOU NEED TO SUBMIT FAFSA!

Vying for merit aid or looking for need-based aid? YOU NEED TO SUBMIT FAFSA!

Simply put, when it comes ...

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Testing 1-2-3

Posted by College Connection on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, In : College Prep 

A new year brings renewed opportunity to test your mettle -- as well as your aptitude -- on the ACT and/or SAT.

Which test to take? Our advice, to the lovelorn, forlorn and test worn: Take the SAT and the ACT once. Then, repeat the test on which you fared better.

That said, here are some upcoming dates to remember --

SAT Test Dates Registration Deadline Late Registration Deadline Details
Dec 28 Jan 11 Register Here
Feb 8 Feb 22 Register Here


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"...we bear responsibility for every child..."

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, In : College Life 

If for no other reason than knowing that 20 innocent children will never have the opportunity to apply to college, it's time to say, "enough already!"

Read the full text of President Obama's speech at the Newtown, CT prayer vigil.

Remember the victims of this national tragedy.

Then, take action to bring an end to the senseless gun violence that has taken too many lives, devastated too many families, and brought too much pain and sorrow to a grieving nation.

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Deferred Is Not Denied

Posted by College Connection on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, In : College Admissions 

The agony of defeat has been well documented, at least by ABC Sports. The agony of deferral? Not so much.

Those who apply to college Early Decision/Early Action wait with great anticipation -- not to mention high anxiety -- for that early word from colleges. The "yea" or "nay." The official "thumbs up" or "thumbs down."

Then comes that letter -- or email. "Congrats. You're in!" Jubilation. "Sorry. You're out." Devastation.* Or that vast chasm of uncertainty, the dreaded, "We can't make a decis...
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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

Posted by College Connection on Sunday, December 9, 2012, In : Paying for College 

Or about FAFSA!

FAFSA -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid -- must be completed (on or after January 1) for the consideration of a financial aid award (both need-based and merit) from almost every college, including those schools requiring the submission of the CSS Profile.  


1. Those who will be first time students (Freshmen) in fall, 2013;
2. Those who will be returning students (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduate) in fall, 2013;
3. Students who want to...

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