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Author: kmurphy Created: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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At year's end, it's traditional to give thanks for all the many blessings received during the previous twelve months and to look forward to the coming year with a renewed sense of optimism. The following are fifteen reasons college-bound...

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The news is pouring in and one thing is clear – applications are up at colleges across the country this year. Despite major budget cuts, applications soared to record highs at public universities across the nation. The California...

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Everyone tells you what you need to pack for college, what classes you should take, but no one talks about tips for staying healthy. I came across an article on Fox News recently, that gave 5 tips for college students. All...

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It used to be that you had to budget $500 per semester for textbooks.  When the semester was over, you could try selling them back, but your $100 textbook would only be worth $5 three months later.  I know that most of mine ended...

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Think that college athletics are immune? You would guess wrong. With the economic turndown, more and more college athletic programs are dropping varsity sports.  You might even be surprised where it is happening and what sports...

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The New York Times featured an article on August 9th that highlighted how the arts are weathering college budget cuts across the nation.

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I urge all families, regardless of what you think or how old your student is, to fill out an online estimator to determine your estimated family contribution.  I know many of you believe that you won’t qualify, but it can’t hurt...

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A recent article written by Jacques Steinberg of the The New York Times has generated much controversy about the value of a college consultant.  The article attempted to point out that there is a gross difference in the professionalism...

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Did you know that over 70% of students get into their first choice college?  And colleges typically admit more than two thirds of their applicants, so, why all the hype about extremely low acceptance rates and rankings at “elite...

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I don’t think there are many of you out there that would buy an expensive pair of jeans or a new car without trying it out. You can read about it, look at pictures, but you really don’t know how it fits you. The same would be...

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