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FAFSA: Myth VS Reality

Every new year along with holiday celebrations and family gatherings, students getting ready to go to college set aside time to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal Student Aid consists of government loans and grants (free money) that are given to students who decided to pursue higher education. Yet many… Read more

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Scholarship Tips

Looking into the future can be daunting, but not knowing how to pay for that future is even more disheartening. Don’t stress after you realize you probably won’t be able to pay for college out of your own pocket, or if you need extra money to study abroad while in college. There are scholarships for… Read more

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Beyond High School Years

School, besides being a place to make new friends, helps develop worthwhile habits that are useful for your future plans. To know what you want to be later in life, you may have to analyze who you are now, your strengths, weaknesses, talents, and interests. Someone very wise once said, “If you love your job, you… Read more

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Latinas In Higher Education

written by Areli Gonzalez with contributions from the Latinitas Editor Since the beginning of the Chicano movement in the late 1960s and during 1970s, there has been an increase in Latino women acquiring education. Sadly, up to this day there are still many women that drop out of college or do not enter into higher education…. Read more

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The Perks of Going to College

After about fourteen years of school, we’re all thinking the same thing: I’m done with school! Homework, lectures, tests, quizzes; they’re all just things we never want to hear about again. It seems like our days of studying for tests and finishing up homework we procrastinated to start are never-ending and, as seniors in high… Read more

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College Tips From an Admissions Counselor

Ever want to know what happens after you’ve turned in a college application? Do you find yourself wondering if you put the right information, if you have enough credentials for a specific university, or just that you followed the directions? The college application process can be stressful and time consuming when you want to have… Read more

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My College Goals

What are your future goals? These Latinitas are big dreamers and share their big plans for college. The educational goals of our Latinita community are optimistic, as these young women strive for higher education and maintain the potential to do so. “I am the oldest of six children and I have many large goals in life… Read more

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College Tips for Juniors

Junior year in high school means being bombarded with college materials. Normally, you’d think senior year is when you have to worry about colleges. The truth is that you should start thinking about college at least in your sophomore year. Some schools offer college guidance classes where students discuss their college interests, research different majors, cost… Read more

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Insider’s College Guide

College is great! You will meet new people, learn lots of things, get a taste of independence, and much, much more! Just look at all the studiously happy faces on these brochures! Yes—attending college is an exciting life experience that you will remember forever, but at the beginning of this new chapter of your life,… Read more

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College: Staying vs. Going Away

To go away for college or to stay local, that is the question.  Some of us could answer it in a heartbeat depending on whether we’re looking to start over somewhere new, or prefer to spend our college days living in the comfort of our own homes.  For some of us, we aren’t quite as… Read more

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