Category Archives: College selection

Top 3 things to consider for your college decision

Planning for college is an exciting yet stressful experience, especially when it comes to making that big decision: Where will you attend school? Fear not! The college decision is nothing to worry about, but there are a few important things … Continue reading

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Preparing for the waitlist: 3 ways to stay positive

Picture it: You’ve applied to the school of your dreams. You’ve written an entrance essay and presented them with a list of your transcripts and accomplishments. Then, a few months later, you receive an envelope from your dream school informing … Continue reading

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Tips for your college applications

When I was going off to college, I had the benefit of being a younger sister and among the youngest in my group of high school friends, so I got to see 2 rounds of college applications before it was … Continue reading

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College choice costs

Each year my hometown newspaper does a special feature at graduation time. Now, keep in mind that I’m from a town of about 1,200 people.  The paper publishes all the high school graduates’ photos and includes their activities and honors,… Continue reading

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Should you stay or should you go?

When faced with the choice to go far away to school, or stick closer to home, which would you choose? My stepdaughter was recently faced with this question when she got into two different grad schools. One school was two… Continue reading

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Your college education’s return on investment

Last week Alysa commented on my “Realistic resolutions” post, discussing the return on investment on college educations: Education is the number one priority of everyone. Everyone aims to get a degree because that will definitely helps everyone to earn extra… Continue reading

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Happy at college?

Hey college freshmen, how are you doing? Now that you’ve been at school a couple of months, are you settling in? Finding your way? Freshman year can be tough, no doubt about it. A few short months ago, you were… Continue reading

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Fueling your education — literally

I don’t have to tell you how much it hurts to fill up my gas tank. You probably feel it, too. I’ve had to stop watching the pump as I fuel my vehicle. As I approach $30, I always feel… Continue reading

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No more student loans?

In January, I wrote about some colleges reducing tuition costs for families below certain income levels. I thought it was an interesting topic, and it seemed like a rather novel idea at the time, but it didn’t generate any discussion…. Continue reading

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Rich school, poor school?

In recent weeks, several colleges have followed Harvard University’s lead  in reducing tuition costs for families below certain income levels. Student loans are being replaced with increased grants — most of these funded by the schools’ endowments . Just yesterday, Yale… Continue reading

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