Paying for College

By mskretzschmar | Information for families on paying for college.

Why fewer kids work the kind of summer jobs that their parents used to have

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)<p>Elliot Lasson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County<p>(THE CONVERSATION) Back in the day, most teens had some sort of job lined up for the summer. For some, it was an extension of an …

What do colleges want? It's hiding in plain sight

Most colleges don't fully meet the financial need of their students, even after federal student loans are factored in. Families are expected to come …

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How to choose an affordable college that's right for you

The college application season has officially begun as thousands of students all over the world will begin applying online through the Common …

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Tips for Crafting a Successful College Application

Ahhh, summer. If you’re a rising high school senior, you might be hanging at the pool, absorbed in the latest beach read, or sacked out on the couch …

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Heads Up…Freshman Parents!

The beginning of the school year is approaching for new high school freshmen and it’s time to start thinking about college. Yes, that’s right. It’s …

Not Going to College: Don’t Freak Out If Your Teenager Says “No” to College

Reading Time: 3 minutes<i></i><i>By Jennifer Arnold</i>College acceptance season is always a stressful time, and the spring of 1990 was no exception. While my …

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Is free higher education fair?

<b>By Amar Toor</b> <br>Digital Communications Officer, Directorate for Education and Skills<p>As the founder and executive director of the Global Apprenticeship …

10 Tips to Help You Cope When Your Child Heads Off to College

After months of preparation including a sea of college visits, the grueling application process, making the final decision about which college to …

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Stylish dorm decor that won't break the bank -- everything is under $50

When first moving into a dorm room, the low ceilings and white cinderblock walls can be a bit... uninspiring.<p>Luckily, for soon-to-be college students, there is a ton of amazing room decor that can turn any dismal dorm room into a space that they truly love. We have rounded up everything from …

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Many state flagship universities leave black and Latino students behind

Even though more than half of Mississippi’s public high school graduates in 2015 were African American, they only made up 10 percent of that fall’s …

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SAT study hack - A movie list to improve your SAT score

Do you ever watch a great movie and find yourself wishing that it could go on and on? Like maybe you could read a book like it? With these movies …

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Common Application drops criminal history question, although colleges may ask it individually

The Common Application announced Tuesday that it is dropping the question it has been asking since 2006 about applicants' criminal histories.<p>Many …

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How to write the perfect college essay, according to a dean of admissions

For high-school seniors across the nation, college admissions deadlines are beginning to loom large.<p>One of the biggest areas of stress is often the admissions essay.<p>The vice president and dean of admission at Reed College — a liberal arts school in Oregon — went on Reddit to answer questions about …

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Smart Advice for College Parents—From Parents Who've Been There

Their costly lessons, yours for free.<p>Even with the deluge of college data that’s available today, there’s nothing like getting the scoop from a …

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More Competition For College Admissions Means Room To Haggle On Tuition

Support the news<p>You may not realize this, but when you get that financial aid letter from a college, nothing is set in stone.<p>"There's more haggling …

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Should I Apply Early Action?

The average applicant is fully-aware of Early Decision as a “card to play” in the admissions game. In that arrangement, each party makes a …

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The Ultimate College Application Guide, Part 4

Hey everyone! Thank you so much for reading my blog! Welcome to part 4 of my college application guide, where I’ll be going over tips and tricks on …

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Advice for upcoming high school freshman

Hello! If you are reading this, it means you are an upcoming high school freshman. Welcome!<p>The majority of the next four years of your life will be …

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Fixing Harvard's Low-Cost Fallacy

The number one thing Harvard could do for low-income students is eliminate the College’s regressive work expectation.

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Educating the Whole Child

• Prev<br>• 1 of 2<br>• Next<p>We want our children to finish high school as literate and passionate Jews, proud of their heritage as Jews and as Americans. We want …

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Shear on Social Media

While major Internet platforms are busy silencing Alex Jones of Infowars.com, prestigious colleges are rejecting applicants who connect on social …

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Why student protesting should be a required elective

Let’s first address the elephant in the room. Today’s student activist is nothing like those in the 70’s. Now whether that is good or bad is yet to …

Education

Ending legacy admissions is the right thing to do. But for black alums, it stings.

Sixteen years from now, when my son applies to college, odds are that he won’t be asked about his race or where his parents went to college. He’ll confront a starkly different admissions landscape than I did in the early 2000s, when many universities took race into account to build diverse student …

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Fighting the 'Senior Slump'

Parents frequently ask me, a college application coach and academic tutor, how they can prepare their children for college. Those with young children …

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18, Activist, Harvard-Bound: How Yara Shahidi Became the Face and Brain of Young Hollywood

The star found fame on 'Black-ish' and its spinoff, and she's finding her voice as the unofficial spokesperson for the Gen Z and woke: "If Yara wants …

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Ashland, Oregon teen builds tiny home and brings it to college

Most people head off to college with filled suitcases, a favorite stuffed animal, big dreams, and maybe a mini fridge. But that wasn’t enough for one …

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Everything you need to know about the Common Application

While students who have just graduated from high school are getting ready to enter the campus life, those juniors who are about to take their places …

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The Undeniable Reality About College Essays That Nobody Is Telling You

The Undeniable Reality About College Essays That Nobody Is Telling YouIt will be likely to even contact a couple of the graduates or existing pupils …

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Rowan College at Burlington County will seek to pilot Murphy administration's free college initiative

Mike Cioce, the college’s acting president, said Monday that work has already started on the college’s application for the Murphy administration's …

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