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August 2016

Freshman Failure

Here is a really helpful article from the New York Times about freshman fear of failure. One thing I like about it is, the things the article highlights as being successful when done at the school level are all things that parents can assist their students with on an individual level.

2017-2018 FAFSA Formula Guide

Here is a link to the FAFSA formula guide for 2017-2018. Remember, this year you’ll be completing the FAFSA in October, not January. The Tables show income and asset protection allowances for parents and students. The allowances are pretty similar to last year’s. For example, the income protection allowance

Candidates and College Affordability

Ordinarily this would be a good time for me to make some erudite comparisons between the two presidential candidates’ education plans, but it seems like only one has any. So instead I’ll remind you of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York staff report, originally published last year and updated this spring, that demonstrates a correlation in availability of student…

Summer Melt

Summer melt is the term used to describe the phenomenon where recent high school graduates change their mind about the college to which they committed in the spring. While the rate of summer melt varies by school and by student demographic, one thing is