Let’s say your student didn’t get accepted at First Choice U. And they’re less than thrilled with the choices available to them. And they can name all kinds of humongously successful people who don’t have college degrees and they tell you maybe they Continue reading Why Go to College?
I’ve had several conversations this past week that have served as stark reminders of how much college has changed since the days when those of us with approaching-college-age kids attended.
My cousin’s son is graduating from college next month. (Congratulations, Nick!) He has done everything “right,” exactly the way we coach today’s young people. He earned loads of college credit while still in high school: he was given some credit Continue reading College has Changed!
If your student’s dream school didn’t show her the money, you might be considering appealing the aid award. If so, this article by college consultant Lynn O’Shaughnessy has some helpful tips.
What a great offer! I’m so thrilled I’ll be able to attend XYZ U! Before you sign, though, you must ask one question: “Is this scholarship for all four years?” If the answer is yes, then you need to ask this: “Are there any conditions?” A great aid award is only great if it is for the duration of your student’s education. Continue reading Aid Award Letter: The Question You Must Ask