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  • July 25, 2021
    Path to College

    Pro back to school tips for 2021

    Last year was a school year like no other. When it was time to measure 2020-21 student enrollment last fall, the Florida Department of Education qualified it like this: 1,503,788 were “traditional brick & mortar.” 1,211,855 were “innovative.” 76,044 were “traditional virtual.” Most of those “innovative” students began the school…
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  • July 19, 2021 Family reading a book together
    Path to College

    Tips to combat students’ “summer slide”

    For most students, there is nothing so spectacular as that long, lazy stretch of summer. But research shows that this respite from school can come with a price in the form of summer learning loss. On average, students’ achievement scores decline over summer vacation by one month’s worth of school-year…
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  • July 1, 2021
  • June 23, 2021 Family on the beach
    Lifelong Learning

    Tips to make vacations a learning experience

    Summer vacations are a time to relax, explore and make memories as a family, but they are also a time to learn. After all, experience is the best teacher, and new experiences are what vacations are all about! Apply a little bit of creative thinking and intentionality to your vacation,…
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  • May 26, 2021 piggy bank with college cap
  • May 25, 2021
    Financial Literacy

    Ready to Use Your Prepaid Plan?

    So you’ve been faithfully making your Prepaid Plan payments — all while not quite believing your child will ever be old enough to graduate high school, of course. But the day inevitably comes. So now what? First, know that Florida Prepaid is going to make this easy on you. You…
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  • April 6, 2021
    Path to College

    Which is better: AP or dual enrollment?

    High-performing students learn quickly that they can earn college credits while in high school, either by taking Advanced Placement classes or by participating in a Dual Enrollment program with their local state college. Both programs net considerable savings on tuition, look excellent on a college transcript, and give students a…
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  • March 26, 2021
    Financial Literacy

    7 Myths Debunked About Florida Prepaid

    You’ve heard the expression that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet? We titled this blog “7 Myths Debunked,” but we could easily have gone with “7 Reasons to Sleep Easy” or “7 Reassuring Facts About Florida Prepaid.” Read on to discover why Florida Prepaid is a…
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  • February 3, 2021
    Industry Highlights

    Big FAFSA changes begin in October 2022

    Big changes are coming to the FAFSA starting in October 2022. The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” is a form that students and families must fill out in order to qualify for financial aid in college—and completing it has long been synonymous with “epic ordeal.” That odious reputation is…
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  • February 1, 2021

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