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Gap Year

There are arguments for taking a year off after high school, just as there are arguments for going straight to a university or college. We break down some of the benefits and considerations of each path. [READ FULL POST]

In the final part of this three-part series, a college senior shares what she's learned about keeping up with family from afar, fighting homesickness, and making college your own. [READ FULL POST]

Reading your award letter

You've applied, filled out your FAFSA, and received a letter about your financial aid. Now what? [READ FULL POST]


In part two of this three-part series, a college senior shares some tips on staying connected to friends once you no longer live down the street from one another. [READ FULL POST]


In case you don't want to make a clichéd "I'll go to the gym" resolution, here are a few ideas — especially for you college-bound high school students. [READ FULL POST]

College kid in snow

Winter break means time to do...what, exactly? A college student talks about making the most of the weeks between semesters. [READ FULL POST]

Things to catch up on during winter break: College visits. College applications. Financial aid forms. Sleep. [READ FULL POST]