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Author: Road2College

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.

Why Quality of Life in College Impacts Life After College
College Life

Why Quality of Life in College Impacts Life After College

Road2College Road2College- July 20, 2021 0

As founder of Road2College, much of my work centers on helping parents navigate two real concerns--how to get their students into college, and how to ... Read More

What Parents Wished They Knew About How to Pay for College
Finance

What Parents Wished They Knew About How to Pay for College

Road2College Road2College- June 22, 2021 0

If your child is a high school student or a soon-to-be college freshman, you may find yourself asking why they can’t pay for college on ... Read More

Appealing Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships
Applications

Appealing Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships

Road2College Road2College- March 10, 2021 0

The following list of questions were asked during our recent Zoom session on how to appeal financial aid and merit scholarships. The recorded video can ... Read More

5 Important Things About a College’s Finances Parents Need to Know
College Admissions

5 Important Things About a College’s Finances Parents Need to Know

Road2College Road2College- September 22, 2020 0

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

Look Beyond College Rankings to Find Good Schools
College Search

Look Beyond College Rankings to Find Good Schools

Road2College Road2College- July 15, 2020 0

There are many sites that use various criteria to assess colleges and then publish their lists for all prospective college students and their families to ... Read More

How Do Parent PLUS and Private Student Loans Compare?
Finance

How Do Parent PLUS and Private Student Loans Compare?

Road2College Road2College- June 22, 2020 0

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

Parent Advice on Starting the College Search
11th Graders

Parent Advice on Starting the College Search

Road2College Road2College- June 13, 2020 0

If your child is a high school sophomore or junior, you may be thinking about your college search process. But with more than 4,000 colleges ... Read More

Four Key Things to Know About the Lifetime Learning Credit
Finance

Four Key Things to Know About the Lifetime Learning Credit

Road2College Road2College- June 9, 2020 0

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

10 Income Strategies to Reduce Your Cost of College
Finance

10 Income Strategies to Reduce Your Cost of College

Road2College Road2College- June 9, 2020 0

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

College Prep and Motivating Teenagers – Like Mixing Oil & Water?
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College Prep and Motivating Teenagers – Like Mixing Oil & Water?

Road2College Road2College- June 2, 2020 0

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 wall. ... Read More