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What Does the New Debt Deal Mean to Recent College Graduates?

For the last two weeks the fracas over whether or not the federal government was going to raise the debt ceiling (and thus not default on their bills) has dominated the news. Now that a deal has been reached by our three-ring (circus) government, everyone heaved a big sigh of relief. After all, a deal […]

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African American Women Outnumber Their Male Counterparts in College

Kamala Appel, college admissions coach and author of "Keys to the C.A.S.T.L.E., College Admissions Secrets & Tips to Look Exceptional"

Mea Boykins just graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta this May. A psychology major, Ms. Boykins will be attending the London Metropolitan University in the fall where she plans to get her Masters’ degree in child, adolescent, and family mental health. Ms. Boykins doesn’t realize it, but she is NOT the exception, she is the […]

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Financial Aid Webinar with EducationToday This Friday!


I’ll be hosting a webinar covering the ins and outs of financial aid this Friday (May 13) with our good friends over at the EducationToday blog. We’ll be covering every kind of financial aid from scholarships to Pell grants to Stafford loans. We’ll also cover the entire process of how to find, apply for financial […]

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Take This Loan to Find a Job; Find a Job to Pay for This Loan

College Graduate

A startling recent study shows that 45% of college graduates earn less than $15,000 a year, despite the fact that the rate of tuition growth is now four times the rate of wage growth. Given the United States’ unemployment rate of nearly 10%, even a job with a $15,000 salary is a relative goldmine; in […]

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