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A Smooth Financial Aid Process

A Smooth Financial Aid Process

September is a busy month for many seniors and their families. As students put their final touches on their school lists, many families find themselves lost with the best way to approach the financial aid process (yes, you are not alone!).  To help get you started,...

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What Will Be YOUR Cost of College?

What Will Be YOUR Cost of College?

New, Limited-Time Offer- Aid Eligibility Assessment In the process of developing and finalizing a well-rounded college list, financial considerations can be one of the most complicated pieces. Many colleges offer need-based grants and merit scholarships. However,...

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Factoring Cost into your Search 

Factoring Cost into your Search 

  A critical component of the college search that often goes overlooked is how the role of the cost will factor into the selection process.  Along with finding colleges that will offer the right academic and non-academic features (location, size, culture, etc), it’s...

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Student Athletes: Questions to Ask Coaches

Student Athletes: Questions to Ask Coaches

Many of our junior students are trying to make a big decision these days: play sports in college, or not. Talking it over with your parents and Campus Bound counselor is a really important step, but there are also conversations you can be having with coaches that can...

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Tough Conversations, Part Two

Tough Conversations, Part Two

In this previous blog post, we outlined some tips for parents dealing with anxious, quiet and avoidant students. As we said before, the college process can bring up some complicated feelings for both students and parents. In this post, we outline two more difficult...

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Campus Visits- Know Before You Go

Campus Visits- Know Before You Go

Junior students who are starting to visit campuses may be a mix of excited and nervous. But remember that most campus tours are run by current students who are trying to entice YOU, so let those fears and worry go. Also, knowing what to expect and preparing for your...

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The Cost of College Counts

The Cost of College Counts

This is an exciting time of year when seniors are finalizing their college lists and getting applications and essays completed. Juniors may be starting to explore different types of colleges, which is thrilling as well. But for many families, the cost of college looms...

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How to Research Campus Diversity

How to Research Campus Diversity

There are many factors that go in to developing a balanced college list including a student's preferred size, location, and intended major to study. One of the other factors we commonly hear at Campus Bound is that students would like a diverse campus. So what does...

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