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How to Send Transcripts to Colleges

College visits are wrapping up, and you’re excitedly making
a list of your favorite college campuses. It’s time to start thinking about applying
to college and the info that schools will need to process your application. One
of the most important parts of the application process is sending high school
transcripts. Every student has a transcript that is updated each semester by
your high school counselor or main office. It’s an important tool to show
college admissions officers how prepared you are to attend their institution.

Make Your Summer Job Work On Your College Applications

 

There are almost as many reasons students work summer jobs as there are types of summer jobs available. But no matter what type of summer job you do, or why you do it, you can make it work for you on your college applications. Maybe you work a summer job as a short-order cook at a fast food restaurant because you need to earn money. Maybe you work a summer internship at a local television station because you’re interested in a career in video production.

Top 7 Jobs for Working Students

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Some college students decide to work during their college years to supplement their budget. Studies show that working 10-15 hours per week actually can improve budgeting time more efficiently as well as earning money.  However, working more than 20 hours a week can cut back on your ability to keep up with your studies. You need to find the work-study balance right for you — financially and academically.

When looking for a job,

Four Tools To Help You Pay for College (Part Two)

This is part two in a post about ways to pay for college. Previous post touched on savings, scholarships and work study opportunities as ways to pay for college.

Education Loans

Another way to help pay for college is an education loan. The federal government offers both student and parent loans, the Federal Direct Loan for students and the Direct PLUS Loan for parents. The origination fee on these loans tend to be very reasonable.