Debbie Schwartz is former financial services executive and founder of Road2College and the Paying For College 101 Facebook group. She's dedicated to providing families with trustworthy information about college admissions and paying for college. With data, tools and access to experts she's helping families become educated consumers of higher ed.
If you were to look at the college admissions process as a puzzle, you would understand just how many pieces you needed to find in ... Read More
Once students have maximized all their available financial aid, including grants, scholarships, work-study, and Stafford loans, they may discover they still need a loan to ... Read More
If you’re like many families with students in (or nearing) college, understanding the two major education tax credits is important. The American Opportunity Credit and the ... Read More
Reducing your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is a viable strategy in trying to reduce your EFC and maximize how much financial aid colleges will offer ... Read More
As most parents know, trying to motivate a teenager to do something they don't want to do can feel like banging your head against a ... Read More
The perfect time for students to start writing college essays is NOW! It may sound like a broken record, but encouraging students to ... Read More