Most of the stuff you need to know about getting into college is right here.

Oh hey, future college student, you’re still with us! That’s great, because we have some very useful info to share with you. This is our Guides page, a.k.a the command center for college planning and preparation.

So newsflash, getting into college is just the start (and we’ve offered advice on how to do just that in the guides below), but you’ll also need money, (and in some cases, lots of it), decent tests scores, and some handholding when it comes to filling out the FAFSA. We can help. Here’s what you’ll learn by checking out our awesome guides:

  • The ins and outs of standardized testing, when to start testing, how to best prepare (WITHOUT FREAKING OUT), and why these tests matter.
  • How to qualify for the big bucks so you’re not drowning in debt until you retire.
  • Tips for getting in your dream college and how NOT to dwell on your world being over if you don’t. (Rejection from your dream college is NOT a travesty!)

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Filling out the FAFSA: The Ultimate Guide

Applying for financial aid can be a complex process—and a stressful one at that. For many, a college education comes at a price. Tuition is still on the rise and with no end in sight. Colleges and universities have been steadily increasing their tuition costs and other expenses over the past decade. Continue reading »


Standardized Tests: The Ultimate Guide to the SAT, ACT, & More

Standardized testing is an important part of the college application process for many students. Whether you’re applying to a state school close to home or a graduate nursing program, there’s a good chance you’ll be required to submit standardized test scores. Continue reading »


The Ultimate Admissions Guide: 75 Steps For Getting Into Your Dream College

Applying to college can be both exciting and stressful. With so many colleges to consider and important deadlines to meet, daunting might be an understatement for the work ahead. Not to mention, the competition is fierce among the many highly qualified applicants applying to elite schools. Continue reading »


How to Find, Apply, and Get Scholarships for College

Paying for college is big expense, and one that is increasing. Tuition rates continue to rise and a growing number of borrowers will have a difficult time repaying their student loans. And when you add in textbooks, living expenses, and other supplies students can expect to pay high dollar for an advanced degree. Continue reading »


Unique and Weird Scholarships Worth Applying For

Unique and Weird Scholarships
College scholarships aren’t just for people with high GPAs and great SAT scores. These scholarships range from simply unique, to quirky, to downright bizarre, but all of them are worth applying for if you meet the requirements, because any scholarships you get now will decrease your college payments in the long term. Continue reading »


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