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Author: Karen Sosnoski

Karen Sosnoski is a mother of teens and a writer based in northern Virginia. Her writing has appeared in literary and mainstream publications, including, most recently The New York Times, Healthline, and The Temper She loves telling (and reading) stories about resilience found through facing limitations.

You, Your Ex, and College Tuition Costs: How Do Divorced Parents Pay for College?
Costs

You, Your Ex, and College Tuition Costs: How Do Divorced Parents Pay for College?

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- June 10, 2021 0

“Do most people split down the middle?” A recent post in Road2College’s Facebook group Paying for College 101 echos the confusion that many divorced parents ... Read More

Money Management for Teenagers
High school to college

Money Management for Teenagers

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- June 8, 2021 0

As a mom, I’m learning that “the money talk” with teenagers is about more than money--it’s about family values, and recognizing that not everyone may ... Read More

Mentors in College—What They Are and Why They Matter
College Life

Mentors in College—What They Are and Why They Matter

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- May 11, 2021 0

Mentors in college can help your student develop interests, talents, support systems, even their life path once they leave your “nest.”  Ron Lieber, New York ... Read More

Will COVID-19 Leave its Mark on Your Student’s Career Goals? Short Answer: Maybe, Yes.
COVID-19

Will COVID-19 Leave its Mark on Your Student’s Career Goals? Short Answer: Maybe, Yes.

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- March 26, 2021 0

COVID-19 has changed so much for everyone—from how we work, play, and learn to how we celebrate holidays and mourn deaths. For rising college students, ... Read More

FAFSA and Divorced Parents
Finance

FAFSA and Divorced Parents

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- February 25, 2021 0

As divorced parents—--or even as married ones—--figuring out an equitable division of labor can be tough, but when it comes to filling out the Free ... Read More

Need-Blind Colleges – Are They Really?
College Search

Need-Blind Colleges – Are They Really?

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- February 2, 2021 0

They’re no apple pie or baseball, but since US universities charge some of the highest tuition fees in the world, need-blind colleges are a particularly ... Read More

Bribery and the Scholarship Application Process
Applications

Bribery and the Scholarship Application Process

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- January 28, 2021 0

On top of homework, extracurriculars, internships, or jobs, and the stress of deadlines, chores, and fitting in social activities, it’s no wonder some students are ... Read More

Can You Find Ivy League Quality at Non-Ivy-League Schools?
College Search

Can You Find Ivy League Quality at Non-Ivy-League Schools?

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- January 19, 2021 0

Along with my “my son, the doctor,” or “my daughter, the lawyer,” many American parents dream of boasting, “our kid, the Ivy Leaguer.” Harvard’s one ... Read More