Julia Quinn-Szcesuil

Julia Quinn-Szcesuil is a freelance writer based in Bolton, Massachusetts. 

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Types of Student Loans Explained: Federal vs. Private

There are four major types of federal student loans. Then there are private loans. And if you're thinking about borrowing money for college, you need to know about all of them. Start here.read more

PSAT Test Prep Tips: Essential Advice

Prepping for the PSAT? Good idea, because this is one practice test that's definitely worth taking. Here's how to study for it.read more

Scholarships 101: Your Introduction to Getting Free Money for College

Think free money for college is just a crazy, faraway dream? Think again. You can make winning them a reality. This introduction to the scholarship search will set you up for success.read more

Do College Rankings Matter?

While students love seeing which schools are "the best" in a given area, do rankings reflect the real experience you'll get at a college--or the real worth of a degree from a school?read more

5 Easy Ways to Have the Best Dorm Room

Okay, sure, "best" is relative. But if you follow these tips, you will definitely have a cool, comfy, everyone-wants-to-hang-out-there dorm room. read more

What Are Test-Optional Colleges All About?

Test-optional schools (aka schools that don't require SAT or ACT scores) have been changing college admissions in a big way. Here's what "test-optional" is all about and what you need to know as you apply to colleges.read more

Secrets to College Success: How to Get Ahead Now and After You Graduate

In college, it can sometimes seem like a handful of students know a few keys to success that you don't. What's their secret?read more

What Education Do You Need to Become a Teacher?

Teacher education is basically two-fold: learning their subject(s) cold and learning the ins and outs of leading a classroom.read more

How Do You Pick a Grad School Advisor?

Of all the people you'll interact with in grad school, few are as important as your advisor. Finding the right person for the role is key.read more

Find a Mentor to Boost Your Grad School Success

Do you want to know a secret to making grad school successful? Find a mentor who will show you the ropes.read more