What Now? What’s Next?

If you have college students like mine, you’re probably figuring out how to move them home. If they’re seniors, they’re probably wondering about whether they’ll have graduation, how they’ll get job interviews, even how they could get started on a career. High school students aren’t able to visit colleges before making a decision, and are probably wondering whether they’ll have…

Education Spending as a Financial Disruptor

A recent Harris Poll showed that education spending was the #1 “financial disruptor” for Americans in 2019, with 16% of survey respondents saying that education spending for themselves or their children had disrupted their long-term financial plans. In addition, education spending was the only category of disruptor that grew in the last five years. According to the survey, a financial…

Is your school at risk of closing?

Over the past several years, an increasing number of small, private not-for-profit colleges have shuttered, often leaving students struggling to find options to complete their degrees in a timely fashion. Several macro factors mean it’s a trend that’s likely to continue: A smaller cohort of college-bound high school students now than in 2010 has resulted in declining enrollments, with 15%…

Got Work-Study?

Work study falls under the self-help column of financial aid. If your aid award includes work-study, you should understand what it is. Work-study is a federally subsidized job at your college or university. It may be an on- or off-campus job. It may even be an internship. For undergraduates, work-study is paid by the hour and has to pay at…