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What is the FAFSA? (And other Financial Aid Terms)

What is the FAFSA? (And other Financial Aid Terms)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is a form used to be considered for financial aid for school. Though it is provided through an office of the US Department of Education, Federal Student Aid, the form is the key for students to be considered for...

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Newark FAFSA Challenge

Newark FAFSA Challenge

The Newark FAFSA Challenge, launched in Fall of 2019, is an initiative to help Newark high school seniors complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application for New Jersey Dreamers. We are committed to...

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What is an Apprenticeship?

What is an Apprenticeship?

Myth: Apprenticeships are only for jobs like construction or manufacturing.. Fact: The reality is: Professions across the country hire apprentices! Careers in cutting hair, culinary arts, fashion, herbology and horticulture, computers and electronics, and even...

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The 5 Best Trade Schools in NJ

The 5 Best Trade Schools in NJ

For anyone who is uninterested in a four-year degree, but wants to enhance their skillset, trade school may be the perfect option for you. Some common reasons trade school is a better fit for you: Bachelor’s Degree programs seem to offer unessential knowledge You want...

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A Guide to Returning to College as an Adult

A Guide to Returning to College as an Adult

Returning to College as an Adult: Whether you are looking to get started on your education, finish it, or switch careers, it’s never too late to go to college. The Lumina Foundation reports that 38 percent of undergraduate students are older than 25, 58 percent work...

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Using Summer Vacation to Advance Professionally

Using Summer Vacation to Advance Professionally

Summer vacation is a time to take a break, relax, and find out who you really are through exploration. Exploring your interests, hobbies, and goals while you don’t have to worry about school is a great way to develop personally. How can I leverage my summer activities...

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Everything You Need to Know About Planning A College Visit

Everything You Need to Know About Planning A College Visit

Can I Go on A College Visit? Whether you’ve begun applying to school or not, planning a college visit is the best way to ensure you end up in the right place. Imagine spending a few years at a school that might lack convenience, practicality, or even comfort. That’s...

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What Major Should I Choose?

What Major Should I Choose?

What major should I choose? Choosing the right major comes with lots of stress. While you want to make sure that you choose something secure that establishes the groundwork for your future career, you don’t want to choose something you don’t love. But many students...

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Benefits of a Nontraditional Education

Benefits of a Nontraditional Education

There is so much stress involved in when to attend college. Society sometimes makes it seem like if you do not attend college directly after high school, then you missed your opportunity to go at all. This cannot be further from the truth! Debunking the Myths...

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