Helpful College Planning Resources

December 10, 2017

What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)

The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.

November 16, 2017

Starting the College Search: How Parents Can Help

Finding a college that is a good fit and affordable for your teen can be overwhelming with thousands of colleges to choose from. There isn’t a magic formula for building a college list, but there are a few key steps you can take as you and your high schooler start the college search and learn about your financial aid options.

November 16, 2017

The Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2017

College is the most expensive it’s ever been. With tuition rates rising an average of 3.5% every year, the average undergraduate now finishes their degree with over $37,000 in student debt. 

Scholarships are one of the best ways to reduce these growing costs and scholarship search platforms exist to help students find the most relevant ones. These platforms compile large databases of available scholarships and provide filters to allow students to maximize their searches.

November 16, 2017

Most students don't read the majority of their student loan documents

More than half of students read less than 25% of their student loan documents, according to a new study. Many skipped reading them altogether.  

Those are the results of the 2017 State of Student Loan Debt in America survey, which polled current college students and their parents on their attitudes about managing student loan debt. It found that most of America’s college students are flummoxed by the lengthy student loan process. 

November 16, 2017

Want to sign up for the Excelsior Scholarship for the spring? Now’s your chance

The application period for the Excelsior Scholarship, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s ballyhooed free college tuition assistance program, opened Monday and will run until Dec. 4 for the spring semester at SUNY and CUNY colleges. 

Enrollment is open to students who did not receive the scholarship for the fall semester and who meet program requirements, which include, but are not limited to, New York residency, a combined federal adjusted gross household income of $100,000 or less, and enrollment in at least 12 credits per semester and completion of 30 credits per year.

November 16, 2017

NYS Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Incentive Program

The NYS STEM Incentive Program provides a full SUNY tuition scholarship to the top 10 percent of students in each NYS high school if they pursue a STEM degree in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program and agree to live in NYS and work in a STEM field in NYS for five years after graduation.

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