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Ah, Spring is in full swing, and summer will be here before you know it.  High school seniors can almost hear the sound of  "Pomp and Circumstance" already...For now, though, many students are preoccupied with college decision-making.  It's about that time of the year when mailboxes are flooded with envelopes from universities, hopefully containing the phrase, "Congratulations!  You've been accepted to [insert school name here]!"  Once you've gotten all of your acceptances, the hard part starts: picking ONE school.  These days, this decision is based heavily on finances.  Which school will leave the smallest dent in your bank account?  Luckily,… Read more here!

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Choosing Where to Go to College

We’ve reached that time of year, when students hit overwhelm mode during their search for the perfect college. Choosing where to go to college is a big decision, and likely also one of the first major independent decisions a young person makes in life. Go Financial Aid recognizes the magnitude of this choice, and we realize that aspects like finances, your parents’ alma mater and other things certainly come into play during the decision-making process. But ultimately, your college of choice depends on what feels right for you. Actually settling on a school is about the last step in the… Read more here!

Categories: College Planning
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What to Look for in Your Potential College…

There are many things to look for when choosing your "home" for the next four years. Here are a few of the most important things to consider, before making one of the biggest decisions in your life thus far! COST. You need to consider your annual cost of attendance. This will include such things as tuition, fees, room and board, books, travel, and other school necessities. However, you should not rule out a school just because it may be a little out of your initial price range. You need to take into consideration if you are eligible for grants, any… Read more here!

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