Elizabeth Nielsen

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Plan Your  High School Curriculum to Maximize College Acceptance

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/5/18 6:27 AM / by Elizabeth Nielsen

It is difficult to fathom upon entering ninth grade that everything you do from that point forward matters and can mean getting into the university of your choice or not. The change feels sudden, like the ice bucket challenge. 

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Forbes, U.S. News and Business Insider List College Rankings

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/22/16 11:02 PM / by Elizabeth Nielsen

U.S. News, Forbes and Business Insider each publish an annual college ranking list for both private and public universities. Here are their rankings along with estimates of yearly costs (including room, board, tuition, books and miscellaneous) and their ranking methodology.

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Calculating Your Financial FAFSA Facts

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/15/16 5:36 PM / by Elizabeth Nielsen

game_of_loans.jpegFirst of all, you must apply no matter what you think about the outcome. The worst mistake you can make is not doing anything because you assume you will get nothing. Even if you aren’t eligible for a grant, you could come away with a low-interest loan, an on-campus job or a scholarship you didn’t know about.

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Where to Begin When Applying for Free Federal Student Aid or FAFSA

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/8/16 1:37 AM / by Elizabeth Nielsen

Financial.jpgAll students may apply for federal student aid from January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year. Available funds are first-come, first-serve, so don’t delay.

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Automatic Academic Scholarships For Freshmen

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/27/15 8:16 PM / by Elizabeth Nielsen


There isn’t a parent on earth who hasn’t thought about their children’s future—especially their academic education and forthcoming careers. The stress begins slowly crushing parental hearts once high school commences and their children progress through each year. The question which burns is, “How am I going to finance college?” Not only are parents (and students) concerned about the initial tuitions costs, but also the ongoing expense that student loans bring to the picture.

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Using Video To Supplement Your College Admissions Application

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/17/15 11:38 PM / by Elizabeth Nielsen

There is an increase in the number of colleges and universities which allow you to substitute a video presentation for a written essay and/or submit a video as one of your college admissions supplements. 

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