Tag: choosing a college

Choosing a College: Henry’s Story

Choosing a College: Henry’s Story

October 4, 2022

This story was originally published in our Paying for College 101 (PFC 101) group. It has been edited for clarity

Three Established Facts About College Selection From an Expert

Three Established Facts About College Selection From an Expert

February 7, 2022

In trying to come up with reasonable facts about college, one can easily say that there are very few things

Applying to College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied

Applying to College Isn’t Like When Mom & Dad Applied

October 21, 2019

From a member of our Paying For College 101 group: I’m a former Director of Admission with college-aged kids of

How to Avoid Student Loans: One Mother’s Advice

How to Avoid Student Loans: One Mother’s Advice

October 16, 2019

Many of us see no choice other than to take the Parent PLUS loans, cash-out or borrow from 401(k)s, remortgage

College Campus Tour Red Flags: What to Look for on a Visit

College Campus Tour Red Flags: What to Look for on a Visit

October 8, 2019

A campus may appear to have it all. The best professors in a particular major. An active campus life. Beautifully

What’s it Like Attending Top Party Schools?

What’s it Like Attending Top Party Schools?

October 4, 2019

Should your student attend a “party school?” There comes a time during the college search process when a high school

What Is the Difference Between a College and a University?

What Is the Difference Between a College and a University?

July 13, 2019

We often use the words “college” and “university” interchangeably. We say, “Yes, I’m going to college,” when we mean that

Decisions, Decisions… Is the More Expensive College “Worth It?”

Decisions, Decisions… Is the More Expensive College “Worth It?”

April 11, 2019

For high school seniors and their families, April is critical mass for deciding on a college commitment, so it’s a

Is Your College List Balanced with Financial Safety, Match, and Reach Schools?

Is Your College List Balanced with Financial Safety, Match, and Reach Schools?

October 15, 2018

Is creating a college list driving you crazy? You’ve done the college visits. You’ve seen the rankings. You’ve even looked

College Admissions & Financing: Parents Offer Advice

College Admissions & Financing: Parents Offer Advice

July 23, 2018

When it comes to the difficult, complex parts of life, there’s nothing like getting advice from someone who’s been there.

What Are Tier 1 Schools and Are They Right for Your Student?

What Are Tier 1 Schools and Are They Right for Your Student?

February 8, 2018

Many families want to make sure that their student goes to a highly-regarded school, to get the best education available.