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Are There Legitimate College Funding Specialists Out There?

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You can get college planning assistance without being taken advantage of. BARTLETT, IL, APRIL 25 – With all the media coverage related to the current college admissions scandal, parents of high school students may be wondering if there is legitimate help out there. After all, many families report the college planning and admissions process to…

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Career Benefit in Unrelated College Majors

The New York Times’ recent article, “6 Myths About Choosing a College Major.” noted a current perspective from Richard Pitt, a sociology professor at Vanderbilt University, that unrelated majors yield bigger gains in the job market by increasing breadth of knowledge. This article also states that less than a third of college graduates work in jobs related to their…

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College Decisions Influenced Most by Family

  According to the National Association for Education Statistics, at the U.S. Department of Education, students rely most on their families when it comes to their thinking about education after high school at 49%, while 34% rely on themselves and their own research, followed by 5% for teachers, 4% for friends, 3% for high school counselor and recruiters/coaches/scouts. High…

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Student College Loan Debt in the U.S.

The Federal Reserve recently reported that U.S. student loan debt increased 6% from last year.  As of January 2018, Americans now owe over $1.48 trillion in student loan debt, among 44 million borrowers.  The average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, that is almost a 40% increase in 5 years according to CollegeStats.org. The current…

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