A Mother’s Guide: Transforming College Admissions into Bonding Time

Debbie Schwartz

Debbie Schwartz is a former financial services executive and founder of Road2College and the Paying For College 101 Facebook group. With an expertise in personal finance, analysis, and marketing, she's working to give families the information and tools they need to make smarter financial college decisions.

Articles by Debbie

College Essay Examples, Why They Worked, and Essay Tips

July 21, 2023

Your application essay is pivotal in distinguishing yourself from other candidates in the competitive college admissions landscape. College essays offer…

How to Avoid Student Loans: How Parents Can Help

How to Avoid Student Loans: How Parents Can Help

July 14, 2023

As an 18-year-old, it’s easy to see the world as nothing but possibility. And it’s true! But those possibilities come…

The Good, the Bad, and the Clingy: What Type of Parent Are You on College Drop-Off Day?

July 12, 2023

Discover the four types of college parents during dorm drop-off day. Are you a military driller or a reluctant fareweller? Find out now!

Saying Goodbye to Your College Freshman: Tips for Parents

July 12, 2023

Saying goodbye to a college freshman can be an emotional and challenging experience for parents. Here are some tips you…

College Planning Mistakes: Common Pitfalls Parents Can Avoid

July 9, 2023

Navigating the college planning process can be a challenging task for parents. With numerous decisions to make and limited guidance…

I Watched My Average Student Get into College, Against All Odds

June 13, 2023

This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for clarity and flow….

An Ivy League Journey: From Yale to Medical School

June 7, 2023

This story was first published in our Paying for College 101 Facebook community. It’s been edited for clarity and flow….

College Dorm Checklist: Full List and Advice for Parents of Incoming Freshmen

May 30, 2023

Moving into a college dorm is a significant milestone, representing the first step towards independence and the start of a…