Stephanie Farah

Stephanie Farah

Stephanie is a Writer and Senior Editor at Wintergreen Orchard House, where she manages the collection of data from schools in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Stephanie holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's in journalism from the University of North Texas. At various times she has been: an uncertain undergrad, a financial aid recipient, a transfer applicant, and a grad student with an assistantship and a full ride. Stephanie is an avid writer, traveler, cook, and dog owner. She looks forward to sharing her experiences with college-bound students and the counselors guiding them along the way!  

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Articles

Barnard College to Accept Transgender Women

Barnard College recently became the most recent women's college to begin accepting transgender applicants.read more

10 Signs the End of the School Year Is Turning You Into a Zombie

May is Zombie Awareness Month, and while flesh-eating monsters may not be real (at least we hope not!), the end of the school year might have you feeling like the undead. Here are 10 signs to watch for...read more

10 Ways to Conquer Senioritis

It's senioritis season, and it's more unbearable than flu season. Keep on keepin' on, intrepid seniors! You're almost at the finish line.read more

What if You HAD to File the FAFSA?

Nearly all the seniors at one Chicago high school have already filed this year's FAFSA. Here's a look at why they've been so proactive, and why you should be too.read more

A Bittersweet Ending for Sweet Briar College

The president of historic Sweet Briar College, a women's college known for its equestrian program, recently announced that the school will be closing. What does that mean for current students, and what are the implications for the future of women's colleges?read more

Senior Year of High School: Expectations vs. Reality

Maybe it won't quite live up to all your expectations, but your senior year really will be one of the best years of your life!read more

Paying Your Own Way: Financial Aid for Graduate School

Graduate programs can be expensive, but there are numerous ways in which you can reduce or even eliminate the cost of attendance. We list them all here.read more

5 Things That Could Jeopardize Your Financial Aid

Your financial aid dollars aren't a given. Read on for a look at the mistakes you need to avoid to protect your student aid.read more

The 10 Best Things About Winter Break, as Told by Buddy the Elf

Congratulations! You've survived another semester! Winter break is here at last, and we think Buddy the Elf perfectly encapsulates the enthusiasm you must be feeling right now.read more

Are You an Early Bird or a Night Owl?

Benjamin Franklin said, "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." But according to recent research, the early bird may not always catch the worm.read more