Archives for January 2014

Exploiting Student’s College List on the FAFSA

As you’re helping your child complete the FAFSA, do you realize their 10 schools of choice can be used against them? It seems innocent enough. Your student may favor New York University over UCLA and, naturally, would categorize them by personal importance.  It’s becoming increasingly apparent, however, that this list contains an underlying … [Read more...]

Not All College Tuitions are Created Equal

When it comes to state-by-state college tuition fees, the ranges between the highest and lowest colleges are staggering. In fact, the difference boils down to thousands upon thousands of dollars.  You may wonder if a high price ticket equals an overall better institution. That should ring true for most investments.  The more money you shell … [Read more...]

The Nitty-Gritty of MOOCs: Its Beginnings, Current Standing and Future Expectations

What if you could enroll in online courses completely free of charge? Sounds like a farfetched fantasy, but it’s not. In 2008 George Siemens offered a class through the University of Manitoba.  It was driven by student responses on Moodle forums, RSS feeds and even Second Life gatherings. This, probably unbeknownst to him at the time, sparked … [Read more...]

January Newsletter 2014: Early-Bird Scholarships, Digital Learning & More

It's January!  It's time to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.  Not only is it a load off your mind, but you're also guaranteed aid that may otherwise be turned down to students who wait months down the road to apply.  The earlier, the better! If you have any FAFSA questions, sign up for the Get the Facts on the FAFSA webinar. It will be a step … [Read more...]

GE, the Common Core & Opposing Debates

As our technology advances, students engage less in academics and instead rely on the ease fostered by computers which teem with seemingly infinite information. Surprising Statistics… or Maybe Not It’s an undeniable conundrum of past versus current college students.  One significant and harrowing study in Academically Adrift (2011) estimated that … [Read more...]