How Much Do You(or Don’t) Know?

Time to Search Google

There’s no escaping the fact that college planning and financial preparedness has gotten more complicated and overwhelming. If you google “college” you get 631 million hits. If you google “scholarships” and “financial aid” you get 50 million hits. No doubt there is a lot of information out there, but do you have the time needed to research it all? And how will you know if you’ve covered everything you need to know? 

The cost of college is a major investment and families need to become educated consumers. College costs have increased between 25-45%* over the past 10 years. And the average debt per student borrowing money is $23,800*. At Road2College, our mission is to be a premier source of unbiased information, educating you on the topics, language, and issues that are most essential in planning for your high school student. And it’s never too early to start. The earlier you start, the more you’ll be able to learn and absorb. Our goal is for you to be educated and prepared when the time comes to make important financial and academic decisions for you and your child. 

Our approach is simple and our writing is easy to understand. Each newsletter will focus on one topic and highlight essential pieces of information you’ll need to know. We’ll share links and recommendations to other reputable sources of information. And we’ll try not to communicate too often. Just often enough to get through topics we know will be important for you.

*source: College Board Trends in Higher Education 2012-2013



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.
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