Creating College Lists

4 Reasons People Don’t Pick Affordable Colleges

There are over 1,600 four-year public and private colleges in the United States. And guess what, they don't all cost…

COVID-19 Wreck Your College Plans? Here’s the One Thing You Must Do

The excitement generated by acceptance letters so many high school seniors received before April 1 has morphed into anxiety if…

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 Easy Steps to Find Colleges for Potential Merit Scholarships

(For those looking for affordable colleges, I’m updating this post. Because I’ve updated the spreadsheet several times since I wrote…

362 Colleges Awarding an Average $20,000+ Grants/Scholarships to Freshman

(Updated for 2020) For real. There are 362 colleges where the average institutional grant/merit scholarship is over $20,000. What’s the…

7 Ways to Compare Colleges

If you have kids old enough for you to be thinking about the college admissions process and how you’ll pay…

Have You had “The Talk” Yet?

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

How to Research a College: 10 Things to Check Out

Sometime in their junior, or maybe even their senior year, high school students will generate a list of colleges based…

Pros and Cons of Using College Navigator for Creating Your College List

Why should you use College Navigator as your starting point in creating your college list? Two reasons. The first is…