College in America is off-the-charts ridiculous when it comes to cost, and financial aid is a very common way of relieving some of the weight of college tuition. There are generally two types of financial aid for which you can apply. FAFSA Provided by the federal government, FAFSA stands for “free application for federal student… Read More A Simple Guide to Financial Aid
Once you hit junior year, the idea of college starts to become more real every day. Junior year is a great time to start preparing for college so that you are on schedule, and possibly ahead of the game. This post outlines some of the steps I took during junior year that can help everything… Read More Preparing for College: What You Should Be Doing During Junior Year
If you are in your junior or senior year of high school, you definitely need to be thinking about the SAT. For me, I chose to take it first semester of my junior year, when it was still the old SAT which is on the 2400 scale, to get it out of the way. It’s… Read More How I prepared for the SAT
When your senior year comes, you have several different options for how you want to approach applying for college. Besides just the schools themselves, you can choose from up to three different application programs. Not all schools may offer all three (about 450 colleges in the U.S. offer Early Decision or Early Action programs,) but… Read More Applying to College: Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Admission?