Author: Suzanne Shaffer

Suzanne ShafferSuzanne Shaffer counsels parents and students in the college admissions process and the importance of early college preparation. Her Parenting for College blog offers timely college tips for parents and students, as well as providing parents with the resources necessary to help their college-bound teens navigate the college maze.

Everything You Need to Know About How Student Loans Work
Federal Loans

Everything You Need to Know About How Student Loans Work

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- May 11, 2020 1

  A student loan is money borrowed from the government or a private lender to pay for college. The money is used to pay for ... Read More

How to Take Advantage of Lower Interest Rates for Students and Parents
COVID-19

How to Take Advantage of Lower Interest Rates for Students and Parents

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- May 8, 2020 0

  Over the course of a few weeks, the government’s COVID-19 assistance for federal student loans went from waiving interest on some student loans, to ... Read More

Appealing Financial Aid During the Coronavirus Crisis
Finance

Appealing Financial Aid During the Coronavirus Crisis

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- April 1, 2020 0

Just a few months ago we began hearing reports about a new virus in central China that was causing thousands to be sick and hundreds ... Read More

How Colleges Respond to Crises
College Life

How Colleges Respond to Crises

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- March 27, 2020 0

Colleges must often respond to crises like active shooters, extreme weather, and even mold. They have plans in place to serve their staff and student ... Read More

The Best Colleges for Merit Aid
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

The Best Colleges for Merit Aid

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- March 27, 2020 0

For many families not eligible for needs based financial aid, figuring out whether a college is affordable, or not, means researching if a college offers ... Read More

Colleges With The Best Financial AId
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

Colleges With The Best Financial AId

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- March 25, 2020 0

If you have a son or daughter heading for college, you have certainly considered the cost.  Your child may have that dream college in their ... Read More

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted the College Admissions Process
College Admissions

How the Coronavirus Has Impacted the College Admissions Process

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- March 14, 2020 0

The news surrounding the coronavirus has caused concern for the health and safety of our families. It makes sense that those of us working in ... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid Appeals
Finance

Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid Appeals

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- February 11, 2020 0

What do you do if the financial aid a college offers your student is not enough to attend that college? Do you have any recourse, ... Read More

Financial Aid Terms You Need To Know
College Financial Aid Costs and Stats

Financial Aid Terms You Need To Know

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- October 10, 2019 0

For all families navigating the college admissions and paying for college process, it’s important  to know and understand the terms used during the financial aid ... Read More

How Much Student Loan Debt Is Too Much?
Costs

How Much Student Loan Debt Is Too Much?

Suzanne Shaffer Suzanne Shaffer- September 12, 2019 0

If you have a student planning for college, you are probably aware of the current student loan crisis and the ramifications of student loan debt. ... Read More

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