The Dos and Don’ts of College Essays

College essays are an essential step in applying for college, and the most common area where students make mistakes. While college essays are definitely not rocket science, they cause students a large amount of stress and can be an important factor in whether a student is accepted or not accepted to a college. Here are …

The Differences between the SAT and the ACT

ACT and SAT exams are both used to determine a student’s merit for scholarships and determining a college’s decision to accept or reject an applicant. While only one score is needed, students may opt to take both exams and submit the scores of the exam they perform better in. The SAT test was re-designed in …

Retain, Recruit and Protect Your Employees

  As a company owner, would you like to retain your most valued employees, recruit new talent and protect your bottom line, all without it costing you a dime? Studies show that loss of workplace productivity and absenteeism is driven by stress-induced illness.  Financial problems are a huge contributor to that stress, and as we …

Financial Aid – How Does It Work?

Beginning now, high school seniors can apply for financial aid for their freshman year of college. So how does it work? Student financial aid is funding to help the student pay for higher education.  It comes from four sources:  The Federal government, State governments, the colleges and universities, and private corporations and organizations.  The greatest …

If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going…..

We are all familiar with the expression, “If you don’t know where you’re going, how do you pack for the trip?” Kristin Wong, in her 7/31/17 New York Times article, “Why We Should Think About College as a Business,” explains the corporatism of college brought on by increasing costs driven by investment in amenities rather …

Comparing the ACT and the SAT

We’re frequently asked about the difference between the SAT and ACT exams and should one be taken over the other.  So to start, the ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school.  The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities.  To better determine the right exam …