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|Why Colleges Are Borrowing Billions |
The Atlantic - Oct 10, 2017
Higher-education institutions are overspending on renovations and new facilities that they hope will boost enrollment, but experts say this plan could lead to financial crisis.....
|College Costs: Some Economic Lessons To Minimize Debt |
Forbes - Oct 6, 2017
College is possible without horrifically burdensome student loans. Forethought and good decisions are necessary — either that or substantial wealth. I recently picked up some tips from credit union leaders who make student loans...
College Admissions Process/Strategies
|Colleges' Admission Worries Can Benefit Applicants |
Forbes - Oct 11, 2017
With the college admission spotlight almost exclusively focused on the field's heavy hitters (we know who they are), it can seem that college admission is nearly impossible for anyone. ...
How to survive the college application season |
Houston Chronicle - Oct 5, 2017
Last year's high school seniors have graduated and many have already completed college matriculation, which means it's time for the Class of 2018 to begin the annual rite of passage that is applying for admission.....
COLLEGE COUNSELOR: Using College Websites |
Gazettes - Oct 8, 2017
College websites can be frustrating. Many are designed by professional web and marketing firms using unusual fonts or straw-like shapes that morph into a picture about the latest theatre arts production. Such flash might prove more a distraction than an aid when seeking necessary information.....
|7 Tips For Writing a Killer College Essay |
Huffington Post - Oct 5, 2017
I can honestly say that I’ve never been a helicopter mom. I’ve never stayed up later than my kid to put a few “finishing touches” on her science project. I don’t schedule meetings with teachers or principals or send carefully worded “concerned” texts to mothers ....
|Will My College Essay Get Me Into the Ivy League? |
Huffington Post - Oct 5, 2017
We’ve already covered most of the factors that contribute to a successful Ivy League college application in our ongoing series, “Who Gets into Harvard”. The final factor, and ideally the place where all of the rest comes together,...
Students with Disabilities
|College Websites Must Accommodate Disabled, Lawsuits Say |
New York Times - Oct 11, 2017
The lawsuits came one after the other, against Fordham, Manhattan College, Long Island University and other area colleges and universities. In all, eight suits have been filed in federal court in Manhattan over the past two weeks, most recently against Hofstra University on Long Island on Oct. 4. In each case...
| HSCW Counselors' Corners|
Post - Oct 12, 2017
“Why Isn’t the Transcript There?” There are very few things in life that make high school counselors wish they were still changing schedules, but this is one of them. “Counseling, how can I help you?” .... More
|Save for retirement before the kids' college fund |
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Oct 9, 2017
Every year, investment firm T. Rowe Price does an annual survey called “Parents, Kids and Money.” This year, the report offered some disturbing news: Parents of all boys were more likely to be saving for college than parents of all girls....
|Six Ways to Cut College Costs – Live Presentation! |
The College Solution Blog - Oct 9, 2017
Have you been procrastinating about seriously exploring your child’s college options? If so, I’d like to give you a supportive nudge. I’m inviting you to a webinar this week where you will discover....
SATs & ACTs
|Navigating the college testing terrain |
Washington Post - Oct 10, 2017
While fewer teens each year are taking the driver’s license test, another rite-of-passage exam’s popularity is climbing. This week more than 3.5 million high school sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT ...
|The College Corner: Get Ready For The PSAT, Again |
Falmouth Enterprise - Oct 6, 2017
Now that we are back at school, some students are starting the college exploration process in earnest. The selection of which college to attend is one of the most important choices that they will make as a young adult. ...
|File the FAFSA Now for More Financial Aid in the 2018-19 School Year |
Kiplinger - Oct 9, 2017
The timeline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) changed last year. You can submit your application as early as October 1 (you no longer need to wait until January 1, as you did prior to last year). For the current FAFSA,...
|5 Things You Need to Know About Financial Aid |
GoLocalProv College Admissions - Oct 1, 2017
If you have a student applying to college this fall, you need to be filling out financial aid forms and filing them now. Many colleges require the CSS Profile, FAFSA or their own form when you submit your applications. Waiting will mean you miss out on important grants, ...
Career and Technical Education
|Wanted: workers with actual skills |
Mercury News - Oct 2, 2017
Last month, the consulting firm Education Strategy Group presented a 75-page report to the Montgomery County School Board. The report detailed how this 161,300-student school system, ..
|How to Seek Help If You're in an Abusive Relationship |
Teen Vogue - Oct 11, 2017
If you’ve experienced any form of abuse, it’s common to feel lonely and uneasy around people you’re close to. On top of dealing with the physical effects of domestic violence, abuse victims often feel embarrassed, hopeless, anxious, and unable to trust ..
SATs & ACTs
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