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ACT Test Tips That Can Put An End to Anxiety

Posted on Fri, Apr 29, 2016

The ACT. The make or break test that will determine your entire future. The exam that every high school student agonizes over, taking prep classes and sometimes even submitting to the test three, four times in a bid to up their score.

Timeout. Before you psych yourself out, step back from the situation and take a couple deep breaths. The ACT is important for getting into college and securing scholarships, sure, but you also do yourself no good getting overly anxious about it.

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Topics: college routine, scholarships, preparing for college

7 FAFSA Myths Almost Every Student Falls For

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2016

College-Piggy-Bank.jpgIt’s that most wonderful time of the year, when students everywhere cozy up to the fire with their favorite tablet in their lap, gather their documentation and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

For some, the thought of filling out this annual application brings a sense of dread. But fear not! Did you know that completing the FAFSA is easier than ever? It also has benefits that might not be readily apparent to the untrained eye.

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Topics: financial aid, scholarships

You CAN Afford It! Debunking Common Money Myths About Private Colleges

Posted on Thu, Oct 01, 2015

When my admissions team and I are meeting with transfer students to tell them about the legitimate awesomeness of going to Nebraska Methodist College, they almost universally have the same objection:

“I can’t afford it!”

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Topics: financial aid, scholarships, transfer students

Gates Millennium Scholar Reflects on NMC Upward Bound Experience

Posted on Fri, Sep 21, 2012

Juan Carlos Chavez is a former Nebraska Methodist College Upward Bound student. He graduated from Omaha Burke High School in 2012 and earned a prestigious Gates Millenium Scholarship, a full ride to a college of his choosing. He took a few moments to reflect on his experiences as an Upward Bound student and his road to college.

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Topics: community outreach, financial aid, upward bound, scholarships