Parent College Coach Tip #43: Be a Black Friday Bargain Hunter
Nov28

Parent College Coach Tip #43: Be a Black Friday Bargain Hunter

Today is Black Friday and those of us who want a bargain have been perusing the ads and being the first in line to get a deal. If you have a college bound teen, you should be applying those same principals to your college prep. Here are some Black Friday tips that will help you find the best college bargain: 1. Do your research Compare all the prices, look at the financial aid, investigate smaller liberal arts colleges, and check out...

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Parent College Coach Tip #4: Look for College Bargains
Feb21

Parent College Coach Tip #4: Look for College Bargains

— Bargain hunting for a college? There are deals and discounts to cover college costs.

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Scholarship Mom Tip #47: Don’t be Spooked by Scholarships
Oct31

Scholarship Mom Tip #47: Don’t be Spooked by Scholarships

— Not knowing what’s ahead can be scary, but don’t let that be the case when it comes to scholarships!

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College Expenses: Planning Ahead is a Must
Jul23

College Expenses: Planning Ahead is a Must

How America Pays for College 2013” is a national study released by Sallie Mae that gives us a look college costs and who’s paying. In addition, the report indicates that 85% of parents believe that a college education is a smart investment. As you plan your college visits, be sure to go prepared with a list of questions about financial aid and scholarships.   Infographic – click to enlarge   Explore the...

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Will You Pick Which Colleges to Visit Based on Cost?
Nov06

Will You Pick Which Colleges to Visit Based on Cost?

By Abigail Seldin, co-founder of CollegeAbacus.com A junior in high school, Sarah* has always been good at math and science. Her mom has offered to take her on a college visit trip to see engineering schools, but doesn’t want Sarah to get her heart set on a school that they can’t afford. Sarah’s top choices are Carnegie Mellon, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. Sarah’s mom thinks that visiting Carnegie Mellon is a waste of time, as the...

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