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.

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?
Financial aid

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

Answers to Your Top 5 Questions About Student Loans
Federal Loans

Answers to Your Top 5 Questions About Student Loans

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- July 2, 2020 0

When it comes to student loans, you’ve got important questions, and we’ve got timely answers. Here are the top five most frequently asked questions from ... Read More

The Scoop on SATs, ACTs, and Test-Optional
Standardized tests

The Scoop on SATs, ACTs, and Test-Optional

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

The SATs and ACTs have been around for longer than you might think, and began for reasons you may not have known. Now, more and ... Read More

The Debate Over Test-Optional Colleges
Standardized Testing

The Debate Over Test-Optional Colleges

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- June 26, 2020 0

  Students have been sharing their SAT and ACT scores at lunch tables across America since the 1950s. Now, as the result of COVID-19, not ... Read More

When and How to Apply for Student Loans
Federal Loans

When and How to Apply for Student Loans

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- June 21, 2020 0

Financial conversations aren’t always easy, but they’re the first step in helping your child achieve their higher-education goals. Road2College founder Debbie Schwartz, who’s not only ... Read More

Virtual College Tours: Are They Worth It?
Campus visits

Virtual College Tours: Are They Worth It?

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- June 16, 2020 0

As a result of COVID-19, the entire college application process, school tours included, has changed. Although on-campus tours are expected to resume in some form, ... Read More

COVID-19’s Impact on Rising High School Seniors This Fall
12th Graders

COVID-19’s Impact on Rising High School Seniors This Fall

Melissa T. Shultz Melissa T. Shultz- June 12, 2020 0

We looked at the kinds of challenges and changes that rising high school seniors may face this fall. Here’s what we found. All schools that ... Read More

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