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Important College Preparation Tips for High School Seniors

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The school year isn’t quite over yet, but high school seniors know full well they don’t have time to waste. Busy finishing up their last few classes of their general education, they not only have to worry about passing with flying colors, but also have enough spare energy to prepare for college.

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Student Aid Tip

for the week of: March 29

FIND SCHOLARSHIPS

You should search for every scholarship dollar you can find.

Every scholarship dollar awarded is one less dollar that you need to borrow.

We have a complete directory of scholarship search databases that can simplify your search.

Weekly Tip:

How to Stay Focused During Finals

from our Student TIPS

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No matter what your major is, finals week is stressful. Tension, stress, and anxiety are all over campus. Papers, projects, presentations, and exams sap this week of any fun and excitement. For those going through this, knowing how to stay focused during finals will end your semester with success.

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What to Do If You Find Bedbugs in Your Dorm

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Living in the dorms can be a fun part of the college experience. There’s nothing quite like living mere steps from all your friends. But with this proximity comes a higher potential for pest infestations. With so many people sleeping in one building, dorms are at a high risk for a single bedbug turning into an infestation. Check out this guide on what to do if you find bedbugs in your dorm room.

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How to Boost Your Confidence in College

from our Student TIPS

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Universities are scary places. New people, new places, and new situations are enough to lower someone’s spirit. It might lead to personal and academic issues that will affect your future. For those experiencing this, take the time to focus on yourself to become the person you want to be. These tips on how to boost your confidence in college will ensure a new sense of positivity and well-being that may surprise you.

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Simple Ways to Save Money

from our Student TIPS

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It’s discouraging when there always seems to be more month than money. Students can take a few simple steps—which may involve a little sacrifice—for the reward of sticking to a budget, avoiding additional debt, and saving some much-needed money.

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Careers for People Who Love Flying

from our Student TIPS

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Have you ever daydreamed about flying through the vast open skies or traveling to exotic, faraway destinations? If so, maybe a profession in aviation is right for you. There’s not just one way of getting up into the air either. All sorts of different jobs exist out there where you’ll be going up into the air much more frequently than your average business person or holiday vacationer. Here are a few careers for people who love flying.

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5 Careers That Help the Environment

from our Student TIPS

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With rising environmental issues—and more organizations raising awareness about the subject—more and more people are looking for ways to take care of the planet. For some people, this means pursuing a career with an environmental impact. There are plenty of ways to turn your passion into a profession. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly career path, check out these five careers that help the environment.

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achieving success...

Achieving success in college requires 3 key ingredients

  • 1: planning
    use planning for success to develop a plan using heirarchical blocks to achieve anything you would like to be


  • 2: discipline
    planning means nothing if you don't have the discipline to achieve the plan. You need a foundation of physical, educational, social and spiritural disciplines in order to achieve success


  • 3: execution
    to maximize your efforts and energy, you need to execute your plan using time management in order to achieve what needs to be done and more importantly, recognize your accomplishments to build the motivation to continue your plan for success.

    download FREE these 3-ingredient modules and forms

GETTING READy. . .

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Do you need money for college or other higher education (i.e., private student loans and other student loans)? Simply consult our student financial aid charts to find financial aid information for undergraduates, graduate students, parents of students and continuing education students.

Our financial aid charts summarize the financial aid options that include scholarships, grants, work-study programs, student loans, PLUS loans, summary information about private student loans, home equity loans for education (introducing the "bank equity program" for financing college) and other student aid options.

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