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What’s Up With Steve King’s Education Bill?

Will charter schools, homeschooling, and vouchers take the place of public schools? Back in January, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced a bill that would change the nature of government involvement in education. It’s called the “Choices in Education Act of 2017,” or H.R. 610. According to education policy expert Christopher Lubienski, while the bill would […]

The Common App Essay: How to Get into College With Less than 800 Words

Are you writing your Common App essay? Wondering about the Common App essay prompts? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s start with what success on the Common App essay could look like. In 2016, Brittany Stinson was accepted into five Ivy League schools—Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Dartmouth, and Cornell. These schools have less […]

An Introvert’s Guide to Making Awesome Presentations

Introversion is a funny thing, isn’t it? Some folks just get charged up around people while others are totally drained by them. What’s an introvert to do when he or she has to work in a group, create a presentation, and deliver it in front of critical throngs of viewers? Better get prepared. You’re born […]

What You Need to Know About FAFSA and Outside Scholarships

How Outside Scholarships Affect Your Financial Aid? If you’re going to school and you’re applying for financial aid, there’s something you should know: getting outside scholarships, or scholarships that weren’t awarded to you by the government or school you’re attending, will impact your financial aid package. [If you’re looking for some quick ways to get […]

What to Do When You Appeal a FAFSA Package

3 Things You Need to Know When Appealing Your Financial Aid Packages So the easy part’s over: you’ve applied for college and got accepted. Congratulations are in order! You’ve managed to secure your future. However, before you start jumping for joy about the prospect of a college education, there may be one thing hanging over […]

Tips and Tricks for Negotiating Financial Aid

5 Things You Need to Know When Negotiating for Financial Aid College is one of the largest fiscal investments that you will ever make into your future. It’s strange to think about it that way since you’re just out of high school, but that is exactly what it is: an investment. So even though you […]

What You Need to Know About FAFSA and Taxes

3 Ways Financial Aid Will Affect Your April 15th Filing Tax time is just around the corner, and if you’re a college student with loans and grants, this is a great time to get all of your papers in order. That’s right, just because you’re a student with or without a job doesn’t mean you […]

Unique Scholarships You Must Know About

10 Scholarships You’ve Never Heard Of Have you ever wondered if it was possible to get a scholarship for wearing duck tape to prom, not drinking or using drugs, or for bowling? Have you ever considered that wanting to be a journalist or a filmmaker could land you a really nice scholarship? Well, there’s good […]

How to Cut Your Research Time in Half: A Guide to Finding the Best Articles and Citing Them with Ease