15 Things to Know About U.S. News’ College Rankings

By Lynn O'Shaughnessy  Published originally on TheCollegeSolution.com While U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings are wildly popular, few families know much about how they are created. Before you place too much faith in U.S. News’ college rankings, here are 15 things that you should know about them. 1. U.S. News relies on rankings to … [Read more...]

Making and Sticking to a College Budget

By Kaitlin Hurtado Published April 3rd, 2018 on Uloop “Broke” and “college student” are often paired together when discussing the typical student’s financial situation. Between struggling a part-time job (or several) and academics or waiting until your next financial aid disbursement, you might find yourself struggling to get by at one point or … [Read more...]

Master Your Financial Aid Appeal in 5 Easy Steps

It’s about that time of year—when your senior is mid-way through their term—that financial aid packages come flooding into your mailbox. Seeing the raw numbers may cause a bit of panic. You remember hearing something about appealing financial aid, but where do you start? It’s a pretty straightforward process, and worth trying. Financial aid … [Read more...]

Are Private Colleges Worth It?

Private Colleges & the Sibling Factor Are private colleges worth the hefty cost? It’s September and Back to School Time for Everyone! As a parent of a college bound student, the decision whether to pay more for one college education versus another is daunting. This month’s Featured Find discusses results from last … [Read more...]

Generation Z – Money & College

July 2017 Newsletter Generation Z - Money & College Yeah! It’s finally summer. I hope you enjoyed time with family and friends over the 4th. But summer isn't just time to vacation. Rising seniors, you are now a mere month away from college application time and 3 months away from financial aid application time. The next few … [Read more...]