Archives for July 2012

Bloomberg: How Recession Will Change University Financing

Bloomberg's recent article about how the recession will change university financing is worth taking the time to read: The latest recession will probably be seen as a turning point for college and university financing. Indeed, the initial reaction by many youths to soaring unemployment was to stay in or return to college to wait out the bad … [Read more...]

Summer of Seniors – Tips & Tricks to Preparing for Senior Year & Beyond

Senior year can be a time of exciting experiences and lifelong memories, but it is also a critical year of a student’s life when it comes to determining the next vital step in mapping their future. The summer before senior year can have its moments of care free youthfulness, but in addition to the hot days at the beach and cool BBQ’s at night, the … [Read more...]

News: Student Loans’ Rates Extended

Student loans add up quickly. With the average student loan debt above $25,000, it’s no wonder this has become a national issue. The good news is that earlier this month, the U.S. Congress voted to extend the interest rates of federal Stafford student loans for one year, keeping 7 million loan applicants from diving deeper and deeper into the debt. … [Read more...]

The True Cost of College

Everyone knows college is expensive, but did you know that colleges have been intentionally misleading you about the true cost? Many colleges hide the real cost of their education by “issuing financial aid letters that blur the distinction between grants and loans to make the school look more affordable.” The Obama administration has called for … [Read more...]

July 2012: College’s True Cost & More

Greetings! Happy July! Yes, it's summer, but your student doesn't need to waste these precious months. There are a lot of ways they can be preparing for college - despite being out of school. Need some ideas? Check out our "Senior Scoop" for helpful suggestions! The college planning process is full of difficult questions and potentially … [Read more...]