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Before Your Teen Applies to College, Make Sure You’ve had “The Talk”

As families approach the college planning process, there’s one thing they need to do before anything else and that is…

3 years ago

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Submit Your Early Decision Application

The first of the Early Decision college admissions deadlines are approaching and students are nervously revising their college application essays.…

3 years ago

5 Ways for Getting Smart About Financial Aid

The internet is a wonderful thing, you can find the answer to just about any question including "what is financial…

4 years ago

Largest College Endowments by State

Everyone wants to know if colleges are going to open next fall. Or rather if they are going to open…

4 years ago

Colleges Most Likely to Meet Financial Need List

This is a list of over 200 colleges most likely to provide need-based aid (not based on academic merit) to…

4 years ago

Maybe You Can Get Money From a College You’ve Never Applied To

When talking to people about paying for college, one of my mantras is that you can’t get money from a…

4 years ago

50-50 Highlights: 40 Colleges for High-Income Families–and 40 Colleges to Avoid

Families are told not to avoid private colleges and universities because of their high sticker prices. The fact is that…

5 years ago

50-50 Highlights: Colleges for Low-Income Students–and which to avoid

(Updated for 2019) Robert J. Kibbee, the former Chancellor of City University New York, observed “Over the years, we have…

5 years ago

50-50 Highlights: Colleges Where Students Are Most Likely to Graduate with Debt

In case you’ve been in a coma and haven’t heard, there is a student loan crisis. According to the Federal Reserve…

5 years ago

50-50 Highlights: Best Public Universities for Low Income Students by State

Given that very few private colleges meet 100% of financial need, the cheapest option for most low-income students will be…

5 years ago