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Road2CollegeDebbie 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.

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 ... 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?
Plan

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 ... Read More

Use the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay
Applications

Use the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay

Road2College Road2College- June 1, 2020 0

    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

A Family’s Journey To Find An Affordable College
Applications

A Family’s Journey To Find An Affordable College

Road2College Road2College- May 10, 2020 0

Anna Velazco, a parent in our Paying For College 101 Facebook group, agreed to share her daughter's journey to find an affordable college with us. ... Read More

8 Financial Aid Mistakes to Avoid
Finance

8 Financial Aid Mistakes to Avoid

Road2College Road2College- May 1, 2020 0

Figuring out what your child’s college will cost and how your family is going to pay for it are enough to keep you up at ... Read More

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