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When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Be Yourself. The 2 Things College Students Should Know about Personality on the Job

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.21.2016 | College
Garrett Mintz

Lee's sentiment about being yourself is something everyone should keep in mind. Straining yourself to be somebody you are not creates immense amounts of unneeded stress. This is especially true for college students pursuing their careers.

8 Strategies to Make the Most of a Spring Break College Tour

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 01.05.2016 | College
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Thinking about taking your high school junior on a college tour this spring? The timing is usually ideal, with students starting to engage more seriously in the college discussion and ready to get a firsthand look at promising schools.

10 Different Ways to Save for College... and How They Affect Your Ability to Get Aid

Scott Weingold | Posted 11.06.2015 | College
Scott Weingold

It's one of the most common questions I get -- "What's the best way to save for college?". Or the other one that's popular nowadays -- "Is a 529 plan the best way to save for college?" So I thought I'd address that here.

5 Reasons to Start College Planning in Middle School

Todd VanDuzer | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Todd VanDuzer

We're not talking about going on college tours, or looking at dorm rooms, or even picking up a brochure. But since your student isn't in high school yet, this is the perfect time to make sure they're headed in the direction of success.

College Planning and How One Letter Saved Me $26,000! | Posted 08.06.2015 | College

My youngest twin was fortunate to get accepted to every top fashion design school that she applied to and received decent scholarship offers at the onset. However, after subtracting the Gift Aid reduction from the total cost of attendance, the balance due was still enormous.

Deciding Exactly Where to Apply to College

Scott Weingold | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Scott Weingold

It's usually the most important two decisions you'll make in the entire college process: Deciding exactly where to apply... and how to pick the right college. And -- while there's no shortage of information available to college-bound families -- so many people still get it wrong!

The College Credit Card Conundrum

David A. Dedman | Posted 06.07.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

A large percentage of college kids have not been taught to properly use credit. There are a few reasons for this. It could be that the parents don't understand it completely, so they pass on really bad habits. It could be that they just ignored the conversation at home. Here's why I think giving a college student a credit card is a bad idea.

How Smart IRA Planning Can Help You Pay Less For College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 04.28.2015 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

If you are a parent with a teen bound for college, be sure to consult a professional with experience in both financial aid and retirement planning before filling out your financial aid forms. Smart IRA and retirement planning can go a long away towards helping you pay less for college.

The Truth About College Prep: Why Students Should Start Early

Kat Cohen | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
Kat Cohen

It's never too early to start planning for college. For high school freshmen and sophomores the process may seem far off, but before they know it, they will be facing the end of junior year. If students haven't prepared, there will be a lot of work ahead of them.

Is There an Income Limit for Financial Aid?

Scott Weingold | Posted 03.16.2015 | College
Scott Weingold

No matter who you are or where you come from, every person enrolling in college has the right to submit their free financial aid application to the Department of Education.

Now That Our Daughter Is In College.. Will We Ever Be Able To Retire?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 01.04.2015 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

No matter how well you plan, it's hard not to wonder. After all, One of the many things you learn when you send your child to a university is that the costs are often much higher than you anticipated.

5 Tips to Help You Pay Less for College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 12.07.2014 | Money
Mike Branch, CFP

Obviously no one wants to borrow any more for college than they have to, but these days student loans are a necessary part of paying for college for most students and their families.

How To Survive The Senior Year Stressfest

Maureen Anderson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

The same way I didn't want to look back on Katie's last year at home with regret for having spent it stressing out about college, I didn't want to look back and think we spent any spare time boo-hooing that time was winding down.

How to Send Your Child to an Elite Private College for Less Than the Cost of a State School

Scott Weingold | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Scott Weingold

There can be a huge difference between the sticker price and what a parent actually pays for college.

What to Know About College Admission Decisions

Jeannie Borin | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Jeannie Borin

With college admissions decisions recently released, those in high school can see how difficult it is to gain acceptance at more selective colleges. Regardless of a student's eventual college list, it is essential to take certain steps.

Get More Financial Aid for College

Mike Branch, CFP | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Mike Branch, CFP

I do not recommend families hide money or game the system to get additional financial aid. However, I do recommend that you know the financial aid rules, work within those rules and adjust your college planning accordingly.

4 Ways Divorced Parents Can Plan For Their Kids' College Tuition

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Divorce

By Geoff Williams Feb 28 (Reuters) - Figuring out how to split childcare costs when you're divorcing is not easy, but it can be like r...

6 Financial Aid 'Traps' Every College-Bound Student Should Know About

Scott Weingold | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

If you are confused by your financial aid letter, do not feel bad -- a very common mistake in the financial aid process is misunderstanding where the money for your package is coming from.

College Scholarship Scams: 5 Questions You Should Ask

Scott Weingold | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

You don't have to search very far to get tips and strategies for getting college scholarship money these days. But how often do you hear about the seedy underworld of scholarships?

The 6 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make on Your College Applications

Scott Weingold | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

The college application is more than simply what schools use to determine whether or not you'll be enrolled. In fact, completing the application can be thought of a test, all on its own.

Making the Most of Your Campus Visit

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

School's out for summer -- unless you are a rising high school junior or senior, in which case you likely have college on the brain.

How Twitter Can Help You Get Into College (and Even Pay for It)

Scott Weingold | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

As with anything in social media, you have to know where to look, how to sort through the mindless chatter, and how to drill down to the core information that will help the most.

It's Time to Find the Best Fit Schools for Your List

Elizabeth Romero | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Elizabeth Romero

You'll only need about ten universities in your list, so that shouldn't be a difficult task, should it? Well, it turns out it's not that easy! According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010 there were more than 4,000 options to study in an accredited university.

The College "Wait List" and 3 Ways to Survive It

Scott Weingold | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Scott Weingold

If you've already applied to college (or soon will), there's always a chance this could happen: Placement on the "wait list." For many students this "admissions limbo" means an added layer of stress. That's why it's important to get a grasp on it... and possibly even come out of it on top.