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Dear Roadie: Should I Tell My Daughter Not to Bother Applying to Unaffordable Dream Schools?

Debbie Schwartz

Road2College is dedicated to providing families with trustworthy information about college admissions and paying for college. We recognize the two processes are intertwined and our goal is to educate families on all aspects of admissions and funding so they can make smarter college financial decisions.

Articles by Debbie

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Dear Roadie, We just returned from visiting a few colleges and I’m feeling deflated.  My daughter is a high-stat student…

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