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  • College Decision Day is an Illusion

    At many colleges, May 1, officially known as College Decision Day or College Signing Day, is an illusion. The majority of colleges are failing to fill their freshmen class by May 1, which is supposed... Read More

  • Elite Colleges, Entitled Teens and Guilted Parents

    The college admission season is winding down at this time of year except for this part: Parents are stressing about how they’re going to pay for the college that their children want to attend.... Read More

  • College Admission Scandal: Symptom of a Larger Problem

    The college admission scandal that saturated the press this week made me think of a disturbing anecdote, which I heard last month, that blew my mind. I want to emphasize that shocking me is tough to... Read More

  • How to Appeal a Financial Aid Letter

    How do you appeal a financial aid letter? Should you appeal a financial aid award? What kind of college awards can you appeal? I directed these financial aid questions to Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally... Read More

  • Looking Beyond Ivy League Hype

    Does your child need to attend an Ivy League college or other elite university to end up getting great jobs with great salaries? The answer is… No. No! Noooo! NOOOO! Got It? At the risk of being obnoxious,... Read More

  • Adjusting to College as a First-Generation Student

    College can be an exciting, stressful and confusing time, especially for first-generation students.  They must contend with the thrill of being away from home and the weight of expectation, all within... Read More

  • Asking for a Reference

    So, you're in the middle of a summer job and it's going really well.  You're learning a lot about the industry you're working in, strengthening your office skills and even making some money.  What's... Read More

  • Extracurricular Activities and Careers

    When thinking about possible careers, it’s natural that you’d first turn to your academic interests.  After all, we tend to link jobs with education.  However, the classroom is not the only place... Read More

  • National FFA Organization

    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

  • Audition Tips for College Dance Programs

    You've been obsessed with dancing from a young age.  Whether you're performing a pirouette or practicing a difficult tap routine, you are never happier than when you're expressing yourself through... 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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