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Insider tips for the week of October 3, 2016

Below are our insider tips to help your family with the complicated college process:   Scholarships with October deadlines – Check out this list from Jessica Velasco and find a few you can apply to.    Straight talk from college admissions officers to parents – Brennan Barnard collected candid advice to share with you. While some of…

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Earlier FAFSA Submission Date Offers Students Better Chance At Aid

CIT’s Chris Wills was featured on WCCO TV sharing advice on the new October 1 FAFSA filing date. Among his suggestions: Families should file as close to the Oct. 1 date as possible because some of the financial aid is first come, first served. All families should complete the FAFSA, regardless of how much money they…

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Insider tips for the week of September 19, 2016

Below are our insider tips to help your family with the complicated college process! 8 financial aid mistakes to avoid – Road2College has a quick read jam-packed with great advice. My two favorite nuggets: Don’t wait to file financial aid forms (FAFSA is now available starting Oct. 1 of the senior year) and understand that…

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Insider tips for the week of August 22, 2016

Below are our insider tips to help your family with the complicated college process!   How one student saved $20,000 on college – It wasn’t lots of scholarships but rather some very savvy planning and decisions. In this must-read for you and your child, Money’s Megan Leonhardt provides a terrific playbook on how average families…

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Insider Tips for the Week of August 1, 2016

Below are our insider tips to help your family with the complicated college process!   Scholarships with August deadlines: Check out this terrific list from our friend Jessica Velasco and find a couple that may be a good fit for your child.   15 things every parent needs to know – A thought-provoking list from…

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6 Steps to Admissions Success online course

Do you have questions about applying to college? Taught by CIT’s Dr. Matthew Andrews, our free course helps students and parents walk through the essential steps to prepare and apply for college. The course introduces 6 steps with instructions, worksheets, and lectures that explain how to apply for admission to college. Information in this course includes hyperlinks to resources,…

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6 Steps to Admissions Success eBook

Written by CIT’s Dr. Matthew Andrews, this eBook teaches students, parents, and mentors the essential 6 steps of college applications with strategies to improve an applicant’s chances of admission to college. The book includes instructions, worksheets, and explanations on how to apply for admission to college. Information includes hyperlinks to websites to search for colleges,…

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