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What is the EFC?

College planning is fraught with little-understood concepts that parents and students need to understand in order to choose the best school for their family situation. One of the most important and least understood aspects of college planning is the Expected Family Contribution or EFC. The EFC is an index number of a family’s ability to …

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What is the EFC?

College planning is fraught with little-understood concepts that parents and students need to understand in order to choose the best school for their family situation. One of the most important and least understood aspects of college planning is the Expected Family Contribution or EFC. The EFC is an index number of a family’s ability to …

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How to Clean Up Your Social Media Profiles Before Applying to College

Many students regularly use social media. Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and TikTok are all big names in the social networking world. While this means it’s easier for us to connect with friends, it also exposes us to unknown users. Some of these users could be the college admissions officers who make decisions about your future. Students …

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When it Comes to Choosing a College, Don’t Let Emotion Overrule Logic

I’ve met a lot of families that make significant mistakes in the college planning process—making up their minds before knowing the facts, or falling in love with the first school that accepts them. Unfortunately, that can be costly. Because college is such an expensive game, you mustn’t let an emotional connection to a particular school …

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College Deadlines 101

Early Decision (ED) Deadlines are Right Around the Corner (November 1 or 15). But Does Early Decision Apply to You?   Let’s review the four types of college applications and their requirements and deadlines. The four types of college application deadlines are regular decision (RD), early action (EA), early decision (ED), and rolling admissions (RA). …

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Two Local College Fairs: Great Places to Start Your College Search

Start your college search by visiting hundreds of colleges in your own back yard. Two college fairs are coming to our area next week. Both are free and open to the public. THE PHILADELPHIA NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR Sunday, October 20, 2019 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA THE CHESTER COUNTY COLLEGE …

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