Author: Melissa T. Shultz

Melissa T. ShultzMelissa T. Shultz is a writer, and the acquisitions editor for Jim Donovan Literary, an agency that represents book authors. She's written about health and parenting for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Reader's Digest, AARP’s The Girlfriend, AARP’s Disrupt Aging, Next Avenue, NBC’s Today.com and many other publications. Her memoir/self-help book From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life was published by Sourcebooks in 2016.

How to Take Control When Searching for Affordable Colleges
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How to Take Control When Searching for Affordable Colleges

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- October 4, 2020 0

Colleges have choices about how to spend their money, and you have choices about how to spend yours. In order to gain control of the ... Read More

How to Beat the Pressure and Depression of Attending School Virtually
College Life

How to Beat the Pressure and Depression of Attending School Virtually

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- September 30, 2020 0

This is the First Post in our New Series: Ask the Experts Welcome to our new series where we’ll periodically reach out to mental health ... Read More

Top Strategies for Finding College Scholarships
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Top Strategies for Finding College Scholarships

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- September 15, 2020 0

A scholarship is money awarded to a student to help pay for college. Unlike a loan, it doesn’t have to be paid back.  The process ... Read More

What Colleges Ask Teachers and Counselors About Your Student
College Admissions

What Colleges Ask Teachers and Counselors About Your Student

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- September 10, 2020 0

With so many schools going test-optional, how do they evaluate a student’s readiness for college? What qualities does a school look for? We did some ... Read More

Kids Leaving the Nest Soon?  How to Make Your Time Together More Meaningful
Parenting

Kids Leaving the Nest Soon? How to Make Your Time Together More Meaningful

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- August 30, 2020 0

Introspection at this point in life -- when the kids are leaving for college, and we’re transitioning to an empty nest -- is right on ... Read More

The Trouble With Test-Optional Admissions: What the Experts Are Saying
College Admissions

The Trouble With Test-Optional Admissions: What the Experts Are Saying

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- August 14, 2020 0

Most colleges have now either gone test-optional or test-blind for this school year. Students and parents are wondering what that means, exactly--for those who have ... Read More

The Parental Dilemma of the Year: Should We Let Our College Kids Return to Campus?
College Life

The Parental Dilemma of the Year: Should We Let Our College Kids Return to Campus?

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- July 30, 2020 0

It’s the question heard ’round the country, and the answer is complicated—and different for each family dealing with its own health, education, and financial concerns.  ... Read More

Full-Price Tuition for Remote Learning: Is It Worth It?
Finance

Full-Price Tuition for Remote Learning: Is It Worth It?

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- July 24, 2020 0

COVID-19 has changed not only how students learn, but the perception of what qualifies as a worthwhile educational investment. So much so that over the ... Read More

Changes Ahead in the World of Higher Ed: The Experts Weigh In
College Admissions

Changes Ahead in the World of Higher Ed: The Experts Weigh In

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- July 17, 2020 0

When Stanford announced the elimination of 11 out of their 36 varsity sports teams, it was clear there’d be more changes ahead for the 2020-2021 ... Read More

Are Students Who Really Don’t Need the Money Meriting From Merit Aid?
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Are Students Who Really Don’t Need the Money Meriting From Merit Aid?

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- July 6, 2020 0

 A recent opinion piece on merit aid for college students in the New York Times inspired a lively discussion in our Paying for College 101 ... Read More

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