Collegebound Network examines the fact vs fiction elements of college admissions. [read more]
“The Texas House has approved 145-2 an education overhaul that cuts the number of high school standardized tests in core subjects from 15 to five. It also creates a base high school diploma that doesn’t require Algebra II or high-level math and science courses. A similar bill is pending in the Senate.” ABC News [read more]
National College Advisory Center posts an article about how to increase your chances of being the recipient of scholarship dollars. Their best advice: be selective, organized, and thorough. [read more]
Onlinedegrees.org posts an article with good timely advice about submitting a college essay using modern technologies such as video, social media, blogs, crowdsourcing, and mobile devices. Most of the advice is practical: be genuine, keep it professional, and use proper grammar – not text lingo. [read more]
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Lynn O’Shaughnessy of CBS Money Watch offers some sound advice about how to deal with grandparents who have saved for the college education of their grandchildren using a 529 fund, without those funds negatively affecting the EFC on the FAFSA. [read more]