Still looking for a few more dollars for college? Check out The Penny Hoarder blog’s list of 100 Weird Scholarships. Maybe you’ll find a fit.
This blog is about paying for college; why am I writing about changes to the SAT? Simple: A strong performance on the SAT (or ACT) is one of the best ways to pick up additional merit aid dollars, so it’s vital that your student be prepared for it.
Is your student bored this summer? Here are two college prep tasks that can keep them busy: 1. Start working on application essays. This year’s Common Application prompts are available here.
College admissions officers have a couple of important metrics on which they’re evaluated: selectivity and yield. Selectivity is a concept you’re probably already familiar with: What percent of applicants are admitted? In the admissions officer’s world, the lower, the better. There are two ways to admit a low percentage of applicants:
My nephew Nick graduated from college this year, and his brother Chris will graduate this December. Over the weekend while we were visiting them, I noticed that although they mentioned a number of friends with big student loan debt, neither of them had any– and in fact, Nick has money left from his college budget to help pay for grad…