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Tuition Insurance

Tuition insurance has been around for some time but has generated an increased level of interest from students and families in light of the pandemic. Tuition insurance covers tuition, room and board and other fees a family has paid should the student need to withdraw from school, typically for medical reasons. It generally costs 1% to 5% of the insured…

Ask the Experts: Essay Coach Victoria Payne

Below is my interview with Victoria Payne of Boxcar Writing Labs. Victoria had some great insights on the essay process and I encourage you to watch all of it. Here are a few quick takeaways: Time management is really important: Start as soon as you can. The Common App prompts are available in spring; most colleges have released their prompts…

Unemployment for Degree Holders

The most recent unemployment figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics once again reinforce the value of a college education. While the overall unemployment rate was 13.3% nationally in May, the rate for those with only a high school diploma was 15%. The unemployment rate for those with at least a bachelor’s degree was less than half that, 7.2%. This…