New SAT Conversion Chart Made Simple

What does the conversion chart say about the new SAT? This past week the CollegeBoard released several tables detailing student’s performance on the new SAT compared to the old SAT. The official conversion tables show that the new SAT has higher scores than expected...

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...

The Best Colleges that Meet Full Student Need

    pic on cc license from flickr user 401(k)2013   U.S. News and World Report has a list out of the schools that meet full financial need. The quality of schools available to students may surprise you.   While only 62 of 1,137 schools ranked by...

Cracking the Coded Language of Financial Aid

    decoder disc, image by flickr user LEOL30, cc license   Yesterday, we covered the difficult coversations parents and students have when they negotiate which school to choose. For many families, cost is a major consideration. In fact, according to...

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