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COVID-19 Impact on College Applications

June 13th, 2020|

Get tips for getting into college, new application process, no more SAT/ACT testing for some college admissions, check college admissions for new application rules, summer internships and how to get them.

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Apply for Financial Aid and Learn How to Get Money for College

Use FAFSA4caster to get a free early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. Learn how to fill out the FAFSA form, and browse common FAFSA topics.

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Understanding Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

Dyslexia affects approximately 20 percent of the population, and 80-90 percent of people with learning disabilities. It’s believed to be caused by differences in brain connectivity.

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COMET – Learn How to Pay Off Student Debts

The value of a college degree has never been higher – at least in financial terms. Over the past decade, the cost of a university education has risen three times faster than other school-related expenses.
Most students finance at least some of that cost by taking out student loans, with the goal of having their investment pay off with higher earnings down the road.

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Gap Year:

Once only a common occurrence in Europe, embarking on a year-long break, or gap year, before starting college has become almost mainstream in the U.S. Even Malia Obama, daughter of former President Barack Obama, took a year off before attending Harvard University. But now college graduates are increasingly taking a gap year before graduate school. Read on to learn about this growing trend, how college graduates can decide whether a gap year is right for them, the kinds of opportunities out there and the pros and cons of taking a potentially life-changing gap year.

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How to Save Money as a Teen:

Saving money as a teenager is hard, especially when you have friends who are out buying new clothes and going on weekend trips. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how teens can save.
This article is part of a series teaching essential personal finance concepts to teenagers. At Money Under 30, we believe that it’s never too early to become financially responsible; we hope this series will be a good place to start.
Whether it’s a new iPhone, that trip you’ve had your heart set on, or bigger goals like buying your first car, you have big dreams as a teenager. Your parents might help you get some of these things along the way, but saving your own money towards these goals makes achieving them more rewarding.

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Making the Most of Summer:

Want to know what colleges think about volunteering, internships and jobs? Read this great booklet of tips on how to get work experience as a teen and what it will mean for you as you prepare for college and beyond.
Learn which option is best for you and steps to getting the experience you want and need.

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