I had a mom in my course, The College Cost Lab, ask me a question this week about high school extracurricular activities that I wanted to share with you. Here was the mother’s question on extracurriculars:... Read More
It’s financial aid season! If you have a child heading to college next fall, you can complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the CSS Profile now! Whether you’re... Read More
Here is what typically happens during college admission season: Students apply to whatever colleges they want without having any clue about whether these schools will give them grants and/or scholarships.... Read More
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Agriculture is obviously a vital part of our economy. After all, we rely on farmers (and the overall industry) to provide us with food and to help maintain our natural resources. If your curiosity... Read More
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How to Pay for College With Less Stress
September 23, 2016 | New York Times
Save a quarter of the cost over a child’s first 18 years. Pay another quarter out of current income over the next four years. Borrow the rest, split among the family...
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