The Choice: Picking the Right Courses for College

The Choice: Picking the Right Courses for College

Brittany Clausman Picking and taking the right courses in order to gain acceptance to your dream college should be an exploratory time for all students. For those who dream of a reach college, there needs to be an equivalent amount on preparation, challenge, and proper balance to make that dream a reality. We’ve had a lot of dreamers at Parros College Planning, many of whom dreamed of attending Ivy League schools, and were successful, with our guidance. Each of these students brought differen....

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#DontTweetThat: Social Media Advice for College Athletes

#DontTweetThat: Social Media Advice for College Athletes

While some people may not like the idea of living behind screens (it's so impersonal,) for a lot of organizations, the ease and immediacy of online communication is invaluable. One such group that values the connectivity of social media is college coaches and recruiters. For many coaches, social media sites like Twitter offer a chance to connect to students in ways that have eluded them before. The NCAA has tight restrictions on how coaches may contact potential recruits, but they’re far less....

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FAFSA Myths: Don’t Let These Keep You from Completing Your FAFSA

FAFSA Myths: Don’t Let These Keep You from Completing Your FAFSA

Brittany Clausman, University of Michigan '15 Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is one of the most important things you must accomplish if you plan to attend college, but for a significant amount of students who will begin college next fall, the FAFSA is something that can be skipped. Some reports indicate that a whopping 47% of all recent high school graduates attending college did not complete their FAFSA last year, leaving a staggering 2.9 billion dollars of fe....

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The Real Cost of Student Loan Debt

The Real Cost of Student Loan Debt

Brittany Clausman, University of Michigan '15 This year, a record number of college graduates will leave their school with astronomical levels of student loan debt. Current reports show that student loan debt has now reached the level of 1.1 trillion dollars in America, second only to mortgage debt, leading some to question what will happen to our next generation. On an individual level, the numbers are pretty disheartening. It’s speculated that the average loan debt for students this year w....

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