Since there is so much interest in sports scholarships, I decided to devote another college blog post to the subject. If you missed my last post, here it is: The Realities of Athletic Scholarships I’ve met many parents who ask about particular sports and the odds of winning an athletic scholarship. I’m afraid a lot [...]
on May 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
Do you hope that your child is going to win an athletic scholarship? I’ve met many parents who hope/expect their children to pay for college with their athletic prowess. Some of these jocks, by the way, are in grade school! I’m not kidding. Even my own sister, whose daughter is 11, has fallen prey to [...]
on April 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
In February, the U.S. Department of Education rolled out a new College Scorecard that families can use to research schools. If you missed it, I wrote a post on the day of the unveiling: The New Federal College Scorecard. The scorecard is a good first start to help families measure a school’s return on investment, [...]
on April 26, 2013 in Uncategorized
Should you attend a prestigious university if it’s going to cost a crazy amount of money or attend a state university? The post that I wrote this week addressing this question – Deciding Between College Prestige and Cost – generated a lot of discussion so I decided to take one more stab at the topic [...]
on April 24, 2013 in Uncategorized
I’m sharing this excellent story today from ProPublica, a public service organization that produces excellent journalism which is freely shares with other media outlets. A friend of mine used to be an editor at ProPublica and she earned a Pulitizer Prize there. I hope you find the piece eye opening and that you never loose [...]
on April 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
Is it worth it to attend an expensive private university with a recognizable brand name if you have to borrow heavily? That was a question that a New York Times reporter tackled in an article on Saturday entitled Measuring College Prestige vs. Cost of Enrollment. I wasn’t surprised that the article, which included a few [...]
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