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...

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Beyond Tuition – the Add-ons to College Add Up
Jul07

Beyond Tuition – the Add-ons to College Add Up

You’ve written the BIG CHECK for college tuition, but don’t think you’re done yet — there’s more to come! In the following guest post Suzanne Shaffer, founder of Parents Countdown to College Coach, lists some of the tuition add-ons — additional expenses that often catch parents by surprise right before their child heads off to college.   Parents: Get ready to pay!  Your college-bound teen has made...

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Parent Coach Suzanne Shaffer on next #CampusChat
May10

Parent Coach Suzanne Shaffer on next #CampusChat

Hot Topic: When & How to begin the College Admissions Process Curious about the College Admissions Process? When should it begin and how to stay on top of all the info? Find out at #CampusChat on Twitter, Wednesday night, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT. Our guest this week is Suzanne Shaffer, @SuzanneShaffer, founder of Parents Countdown to College Coach. She's a parent who successfully completed the process and coaches other...

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Don’t Pick a College Sight Unseen
Feb23

Don’t Pick a College Sight Unseen

As a parent of two kids who attended college, I learned a very valuable lesson: never pick a college sight unseen. The rules that apply to any major purchase are even more important when making the decision to invest thousands of dollars on a college education. You would never buy a car without test-driving it, or move into a home without taking a walk through and getting a home inspection. Based on my experience with both my kids, I...

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