Call for Greater Transparency by New York Times

We are frequent advocates of better consumer information for students and their families.  As a result we were pleased to read today’s article by fellow parent and New York Times columnist Ron Lieber.  His article Concealing the Calculus of Higher Education is a...

Eight Myths about Financial Aid

There is some common misunderstanding about financial aid for college bound families. The infographic below illustrates 8 of the most common myths surrounding the world of financial aid.  For more information regarding scholarships and financial aid, please...

The Early-Bird Dilemma

When Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Virginia announced last fall that they would drop their early admissions options because they gave an unfair advantage to affluent students, many college counselors held their breath. Would early decision go the way of...

What to Accept When Your Child is Accepting

Far too many families treat the college application and acceptance process for their first child in the same way they approached impending childbirth for that child. So much attention is focused on the “getting in” process that scant bandwidth is left over for the...

Tough Times for Girls?

The University of Richmond, like many small liberal arts colleges, has its roots in single-sex education. The campus, which sits on a picturesque 350 acres of woodland a few miles outside the Virginia state capital, was once two schools: Westhampton and Richmond...

Countdown to College – Admissions Tips

Admissions Tricks The ‘hot’ college that everyone in your class wants to go to will be harder to get accepted. Too many applicants from one school can cut down your chances. If there’s a school you want to go to, keep your mouth shut! Colleges give...

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