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Hundreds of Thousands of Layoffs Affect the Way You Get Ready for College Have you noticed a decline in America’s education? Are you worried that too few teachers and too many students won’t help kids learn more? You’re not alone. According to a new federal report released in August*, 300,000 teachers have been laid off since the Great Recession officially ended in 2009. Decreased federal funds and depleted state and local resources have led to a purging of the nation’s educators and created a swollen teacher-student ratio that is at its highest in mor... More
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Be ready for college the day you set foot on campus. Everyone has that image of the nervous freshman, away from home for the first time, stumbling around campus, afraid to ask questions. Then there’s the confident senior, who knows where everything is and really believes he is big man on campus. But what if you could be a confident freshman right from the start? It could happen. Overcoming Freshman Jitters People give relatively common advice about going to college – learn your way around campus, leave the dorm in groups, review your cla... More
Financial Aid | Comments (0)
This is the seventh and final post in a series of articles examining the impact the high cost of college and the student loan crisis are having on families. RSC Your College Prep Expert is dedicated to making college affordable to all families. See how we do it here. Why one person reached out to help others get the best financial aid possible instead of walking away. Twenty years ago, the sister-in-law of RSC founder Larry Schechter failed to complete her financial aid paperwork on time and received no aid her sophomore year of college. After hearing this, Larry, already a s... More
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Why preparing for the October SAT now is cutting it close. The next SAT is October 6th. Are you ready for it? The fall SAT is primarily taken by two groups: seniors who aren’t happy with their junior SAT scores and ambitious juniors who want to get in a “practice” test before taking the spring SAT. Students in both groups have good reason to start practicing for the SAT (or October 27 ACT) right now. · Seniors: This may be your last chance to get the score you want. It just doesn’t make sense to... More
College Tuition | Comments (0)
This is the sixth in a series of articles examining the impact the high cost of college and the student loan crisis are having on families. RSC Your College Prep Expert is dedicated to making college affordable to all families. See how we do it here. If a low-income family focuses exclusively on need-based aid from the government, are they making a bad financial aid decision? If a middle- or upper-income family focuses exclusively on merit-based aid like scholarships, are they making a bad financial aid decision? The answer is “Yes” to both those question... More
College Prep | Comments (0)
College prep can be affordable. It can even bring down the cost of college. Why does college prep have to be so expensive? The answer is, it doesn’t, and yet just a few weeks at some college prep companies can cost you as much as an entire semester at a community college. Why is that? There’s no easy answer, but there are two leading possibilities · College prep follows the college model – the more a college costs, the more prestigious it appears. Many of the best-known names in college prep ... More