Choose Colleges That Your Family Can Afford

A report by published by the Gates Foundation highlights the importance of choosing an affordable path to complete college. Stretch schools are not just schools that are difficult to get into – Stretch schools are also those that may be difficult to afford.   We...

What’s in a Name? The Labels Our Students Wear

Name-calling, labeling, is almost always based on a generalization and stereotype and we need to value and respect people as individuals, so name-calling is probably best avoided.  However, some of the labels that are given to people may have a grain of truth in...

College Credit Without Taking a Course?

Did you know that it is possible for students to get college credit for what they already know by taking a CLEP exam?  The College Level Examination Program, administered by the College Board (the SAT organization) offers students the opportunity to demonstrate...

Your Student’s Class Schedule

One very important task that each college student faces each semester is choosing their classes for the next semester. As parents of college students, we may feel that we should have some input.  Discussing your college student’s class choices is always a good thing. ...
Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Why Textbooks Continue to Matter

Of course your student needs textbooks in college . . . maybe. Textbooks are expensive. The cost of producing most textbooks is high and the costs are passed along to the students.  One study conducted by the College Board has estimated that most students should...

Hidden Costs of College – Meal Plans & More

The New York Times published a useful article that highlights the challenges facing families and students managing the costs of college. Take note, that some schools are implementing mandatory meal plans not just for on campus students but also for off-campus...

7 Tips on How to be a Great College Parent

Parents take note. There are more helpful websites focused on your needs. The Today Show has a parenting post, Huffington Post and The Washington Post among many others. We are pleased to see the attention by media companies and the help they can provide for parents...