Think You Shouldn’t File a FAFSA? 8 Financial Aid Myths Keeping Money From Your Pocket
Sep30

Think You Shouldn’t File a FAFSA? 8 Financial Aid Myths Keeping Money From Your Pocket

by Suzanne Shafer, Parent Editor Starting tomorrow (October 1), students can file their FAFSA form and be first in line for financial aid. Misunderstandings about financial aid can lead to missed opportunities. According to a study last year by NerdScholar, high school graduates in the U.S. left more than $2.9 billion in free federal grant money unused over the last academic year. How is that even possible? According to the study,...

Read More
Parent College Coach Tip #17: Don’t Waste the Summer
May23

Parent College Coach Tip #17: Don’t Waste the Summer

Colleges are looking for well-rounded students, and summer is the best time to beef up the resume; not only for college applications, but scholarship applications as well. And you’ll have an answer for the classic, “I’m bored!”

Read More

Takeaway Tweets & Transcript from #CampusChat with Suzanne Shaffer on Paying Less for College

CampusChat #38 was loaded with great tips on how to reduce the cost of paying for a college education. Key contributors were Suzanne Shaffer, founder of Parents Countdown to College Coach and Paul Hemphill, founder of PreCollegePrep. Recently, Paul hosted a webinar on paying less for college. It is available for viewing through February 1. Thank you to all who participated. Everyone seem to have great tips on saving money. Here are...

Read More

How to Pay Less for College – Tonight on #CampusChat

Suzanne Shaffer, founder of Parents Countdown to College Coach, will co-host #CampusChat with me tonight. She'll lead our discussion on how to pay less for college. Join us tonight at 9pm, Eastern, 8 Central, on Twitter. Follow/join the conversation by using the hashtag "#CampusChat."  If you have questions you'd like to us to cover, please post them in the comments section on this post.  For more...

Read More

CampusChat: Six Best College Tips from Expert Guests

#CampusChat is an online chat that takes place on Wednesday evenings from 9-10 pm, Eastern. With six weeks of chats now under our belt, there has been a steady stream of tips and advice flowing from the fingertips of our expert guests. Here are some of the best tips and how they apply to college admissions and academic success. Best tip for to manage the influx of e-mailed information from colleges and universities: Set up an...

Read More

CampusChat Wrap-up and Winners

Wrap-up The topic for the May 12th #CampusChat on Twitter was The When & How of the College Admissions Process. Suzanne Shaffer, founder of Parents Countdown to College Coach, was the guest speaker. A ten-year veteran as a college coach and mother of two successful college graduates, Suzanne shared tips for planning and staying organized throughout the college admissions process which she says should start in the 9th grade. We all...

Read More