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Author: Jason Bullock

New book available that gives Counselors the inside scoop on helping give tips to your students regarding writing their college essay

Over the years, many high school counselors have come to us, asking for tips to guide students through the college essay writing process. They want to help their students, but they’re not sure how to use their limited time most effectively. We have been talking to admissions officers and school counselors about essays for years, Read More

New study shows more than half of parents with college-bound students failed to fill out the FAFSA

The FAFSA becomes available on October 1st and parents with students in college are encouraged to fill it out even if they don’t believe they will get any financial aid. Discover Student Loans recently conducted a study that showed more than half of parent with college-bound students actually took the time to fill out the Read More

The Happiness Project

I just finished Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project, and it was excellent! While I think almost everyone could benefit from this book, I was struck by how relevant it is to young people today as they navigate their paths from high school to college and then from college to graduate school or work. There are Read More

Understanding How to Prioritize Your Financial Aid Search

It’s no secret: the cost of college has exploded in recent years and has continued to rise. In 2017 – 2018, the average cost of tuition for a private college or university was $41,727. For a public out-of-state university, the average tuition was $26,010. For a public in-state university, the average tuition was $10,691. This Read More

State-By-State Mandates for Counselors

While mandates concerning school counselors vary from state to state, schools increasingly are recognizing the crucial role that counselors fulfill for students throughout their education. Demand is increasing, but the supply of counseling personnel to fill these position within the U.S. education system is decreasing. Job Outlook for School Counselors The Bureau of Labor Statistics Read More

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