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Fun Things to Do in Houston – Summer Edition

School’s out and it’s summertime! Looking for fun things to do in Houston? Check out this action-packed lineup of cool things to do in the sizzling Space City heat. Then share this post and tag the person you’d most like to explore the city with this summer! Discovery Green Discovery Green is a wonderland of […]

Hermann Park Gardens - Fun Things to Do in Houston - University of St. Thomas

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June 5, 2017

The GI BILL: 5 Steps for Receiving Financial Support From the VA

As a veteran, you may be eligible to have some or all of your school paid for by the U.S. Department of veterans Affairs (VA) through the GI Bill. In order to be successful, maximize your benefits and complete your desired program you will want to have a solid plan before you start.

Veteran seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree

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March 14, 2017

3 reasons College Students Should Live On Campus

Is living on campus really worth the additional cost? The answer is yes! Here are 3 reasons why you should live on campus.

University of St. Thomas students hanging out in the Old Bookstore

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March 13, 2017

5 Ways to Have a Successful College Experience

First of all, college life is all about gaining knowledge, in and out of the classroom. Your college experience is one of the most valuable opportunities you will ever have to discover the true you by sharpening your social and professional skills. Don’t be a couch potato The breadth of your college experience affects your […]

University of St. Thomas students hanging out in the Guinan Residence Hall Lobby in Houston Texas

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January 4, 2017

5 Things to Examine in Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Financial aid award letters will soon be sent to high school students who completed the early FAFSA in the fall. A financial aid award letter will have all the funds you can expect to receive for the upcoming fall and spring semesters.   All financial aid award letters are different and the packages they come […]

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Make Your College Admissions Essay Stand Out

The college admissions essay shouldn’t be viewed as an obstacle to gaining acceptance to the university of your choice. It’s actually a great opportunity for you to stand out, and you have complete control over how you present yourself. Your submission can help the reader go beyond the numbers and get a more complete picture […]

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November 7, 2016

6 High School Transcript Submission Tips

When applying to most colleges, your need to submit 3 things: your application, transcript and test scores. Some schools will require an essay, and/or letters of recommendation, but almost all will want your transcripts. This seems like a simple request, but can hold up the process if done incorrectly. Here are some tips to follow […]

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5 Tips for Submitting SAT, ACT Test Scores

Test scores are a required part of the admissions process when applying to most colleges or universities. Unlike your high school transcript, you might provide this information multiple times during the application process. Keep these things in mind when submitting your test scores: All test scores are required You might take either the ACT or […]

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Finals Ultimate Study Guide

Whether you‘re gearing up for your first round of exams or you’re a seasoned expert at studying for finals, it’s important to be prepared. Everyone will tell you to prepare early, eat a good meal and sleep before studying for finals, but here are some other tips to make sure you are ready! Know where […]

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November 3, 2016

How to make the FAFSA application process easier than ever

Saturday, October 1, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) became available for the 2017-18 school year at This is the earliest students have ever been able to apply for financial aid. In previous years, students had to wait until January 1 for the new application. This means colleges are now able to […]

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September 28, 2016

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