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Does the idea of living in a spacious apartment or sharing a large house with a bunch of your friends sound pretty tantalizing?

If you’re eager to get out of your crowded college dorm, you might be thinking about off-campus housing. With all of the freedom and space that comes with truly being on your own, you may be ready to sign on the dotted line right now. 

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Dear NitroCollege readers,

I never write blog posts in a letter format, but it somehow seems fitting right now. With so many of us practicing "social distancing," we could probably all use a bit of human connection wherever we can get it.

I have two kids in high school. The school's Facebook page is full of questions, confusion, and fear. In our district, students are scrambling to figure out what to do about ACT and SAT cancelations. People want to know if prom is still going to happen. And what about the musical? And spring sports?

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The College Board has just announced that all SAT testing has been canceled until June 6th. So if you were planning on taking the test on March 14th or May 2nd, you'll need to make alternate plans. 

Here's what you need to know.

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College is expensive enough. Don’t make it pricier than it has to be by making choices about financial aid, classes, and college living that increase your costs even more. 

Here are nine tips to help prevent simple, but expensive mistakes that can increase your college debt:

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The transition to a college life is looming. In the movies, kids show up to their spacious dorm rooms with a few suitcases and transform the place into a magical wonderland. The reality is a bit different.

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Incoming college freshmen face a ton of big life changes when heading off to school. Are you up for the challenge?

From learning to love to laundry, we’ve got 48 pro tips to help you stay on the right track as you weave your way through your first year in college. 

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