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How Does Financial Aid Work?

How does financial aid work? What if FAFSA? What does "aid" even mean? In this post, one of our very own Admissions Counselors answers these questions and demystifies the term "financial aid" once and for all.

Student Loan Debt: The Realities, The Consequences, and How It Will Affect You

We say it a lot—college shouldn’t be a debt sentence. But why? Is taking out student loans always a bad idea? We want to help you answer that question yourself by taking a closer look at the realities of student loan debt.

12 Life Skills to Teach Your Student Before They Leave Home

Help your student become self-sufficient by teaching them these 12 foundational life skills before they leave home.

9 of the Best Dual Credit Options for Homeschoolers

Want your student to start taking dual credit, but don’t know where to start? Here’s everything you need to know about 9 of the best dual credit options for homeschoolers.

How to Find Online Classes While You’re Social Distancing

Here’s how you can avoid falling behind by finding the perfect online college class to take during your time social distancing.

What I Wish I Knew as a Creative Writing Major

After graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, Levi found himself wishing he had known a few things. Turns out, life after college wasn’t anything like he’d imagined.

How to Make Friends as an Online College Student

If you’re an online college student—or considering becoming one—here are 10 ways to ensure your college experience is just as socially enriching as anything you could expect from a campus.

14 Reasons Not to Take Out Student Loans for College

It’s okay to take on a little debt in order to receive greater returns down the road… right? Before you decide to pull the trigger, here are 14 things you should know about taking out a student loan.

What Every College Dropout Should Know

We all know college isn’t necessarily right for everyone. But before you trade your walk across the stage for a walk out the door, here are four things every college dropout should know.

3 Questions to Ask Before Graduating High School Early

Graduating high school early is a realistic goal, especially if you’re homeschooled. But you still need to be careful. To give yourself the best chance at post-high school success, ask yourself these questions.

Dual Credit: How Much is Too Much?

Dual credit is kind of like kale and Christmas decorations–too much of a good thing is indeed... too much. It's easy to get carried away earning college credits that won’t ultimately apply to your chosen degree. But how many should you take?

AP vs. Dual Enrollment—What’s the Difference?

Advanced Placement courses or dual enrollment are two great options for earning dual credit in high school—but which is better for your student? In this article, we discuss the differences between them to help you answer this question.

Is College The Best Way to Get an Education?

Everyone knows that going to college is simply the best way to set yourself up for success down the road. Or is it? In this post, we delve into this question.

What Every Marketing Major Should Know

I know deciding whether to get a marketing degree or self-teach feels like a huge, scary, life-defining choice with no going back. But that’s not true. Truth is… you might want to do both.

How to Transfer Community College Credits to University

40% community college students lose most of their credit upon transfer, but you don’t have to be one of them. This post teaches you the steps you can take to ensure your community college credit transfers safely to your bachelor’s degree.