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Title:GetMeToCollege.org (How to prepare, pay for, and succeed in college for first-generation college students)
Short Description:Get Me to College is specially created to help first-generation college goers prepare, pay for and succeed in college. If you are the first person in your family who is pursing a college education, we can help you with advice on how to: •Choose what classes to take to prepare you for college •Prepare for standardized tests •Strengthen your college application •Talk to your family about how they can support you •Locate and apply for financial aid
Annotation:This site is designed to help new students (especially first-generation students): •Choose what classes to take to prepare for college •Prepare for standardized tests •Strengthen college applications •Talk to family members about how they can provide support, and •Locate and apply for financial aid
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College and Career Planning (for Students)
Financial Aid, Affordability, Tuition, and Costs
First Generation College Students
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