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Plan Ahead to Self-Study for AP Exams

Students who want to self-study for Advanced Placement exams should set a nine-month review schedule. Brian Witte, in an article published in US News & World Report, gives some great advice on preparing for AP exams. Following the SAFE Steps process helps families maximize their options on the path to higher education and beyond. Enter […]

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Explore 7 Types of College Campus Visits

Group tours allow prospective students to explore campus culture, but those who live far away might consider virtual options. Jordan Friedman, in an article published in US News & World report, does a great job in detailing campus visit options. Following the SAFE Steps process gives families all of the tools needed to navigate the […]

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Top 20 Private Universities That Aren’t Ivy League

Private universities top the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings. Briana Boyington, in an article published in US News & World Report, provides a list of top private universities. Following the SAFE Steps process helps families find the “best fit” colleges nationwide for all of the important reasons. Enter Briana: Harvard, Princeton and Yale are often […]

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School’s In For Summer? File FAFSA To Pay For It

Brianna McGurran, in an article published in Forbes, gives some great FAFSA advice geared for students attending summer session. It’s a time-sensitive process so  get on board as early as possible. Enter Brianna: The earlier, the better: That’s the advice you’ll hear about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the […]

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What Employers Think of Your Online Graduate Certificate

A majority of employers accept them, one expert says, but job candidates should explain why that credential was right for them. Jordan Friedman, in an article published in US News & World Report, discusses the pros & cons of online learning. After Logan Agnaarsson earned a master’s degree online in agricultural and life sciences last […]

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Gen Zs are Pragmatic Planners for Higher Education, says College Savings Foundation Survey

An article published in PRWeb, highlights what some students are doing to pay for higher education. Following the SAFE Steps process maximizes a family’s funding options. Enter PRWeb: Today’s high school students are taking a pragmatic approach to planning and paying for their higher education – targeting schools that will lead them to the careers […]

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Only 12% of Private College Students Actually Pay Those Crazy-High Tuition Prices. Here’s Why

Kim Clark, in an article published in Money magazine, reports on the number of students who pay “full sticker” prices at the elite colleges. Following the SAFE Steps process maximizes a family’s resources. Enter Kim: You know those ridiculous tuition prices you hear horror stories about? It turns out they are largely fictional—at least for […]

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Want Less College Debt? Graduate Sooner

Earning a college degree in three years could save you thousands of dollars in student loans. Betsy Mayotte, in an article published in US News & World Report, reports on a key component in the cost of college that following the SAFE Steps process helps eliminate: the longer it takes to graduate, the more college […]

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How to Juggle Multiple AP Exams

High schoolers should follow these three steps for a healthy, successful AP exam week. Sonya Ellis, in an article published in US News & World Report, gives some great advice for high school students facing AP exams. Following the SAFE Steps process maximizes a family’s options in the journey to college. Enter Sonya: If you’re […]

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4 Ways to Make Summer College Courses Affordable

Check your university for summer scholarships, grants, flexible course options and other discounts. Deborah Ziff, in an article published by US News & World Report, discusses summer college strategies. Enter Deborah: Erica Tisdale wanted to make sure she graduated college in four years. So last year the University of Wisconsin—Madison senior signed up to take […]

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