Archives for November 2012

College Tuition: One Price for All Four Years

College is one of life’s big-ticket purchases and figuring out how much it will actually cost you can be difficult.  Starting this year, the Federal government has required colleges to post a net-price calculator on their college websites to make it easier for families to estimate how much college will cost them. The net-price calculator asks … [Read more...]

California’s “A Degree With a Guarantee”

It is now easier for California students at a community college to transfer to a California State University (CSU), thanks to a new program. On October 2, 2012, the California Community System and the CSU introduced the “A Degree With A Guarantee” website to inform students on the steps necessary for a guaranteed transfer to a CSU with a completed … [Read more...]

Boomerang Generation: More College Graduates Living at Home

A recent trend is many college graduates seeking refuge through these hard economic times at home by moving back in with their parents. According to Census Bureau data compiled by the University of Minnesota Population Center, the number of 26-year olds living with their parents has jumped almost 46% since 2007. Last year, the number of 18 to … [Read more...]

November 2012: Get on the Ball this Fall

          Happy Thanksgiving! With the holiday season quickly approaching, it may be difficult for you and your child to stay focused on all the upcoming college deadlines. To avoid having to rush or being shut out of opportunities, both financial and academic, keeping a plan in mind is key. On this … [Read more...]

Essays & Extracurricular Activities: Impressing College Admissions Officers

There’s no magic formula when it comes to what College Admission Officers are looking for in a student. So the question becomes, “How do you get noticed in the sea of college applications?” While grades are important, many experts believe that what makes a student’s application stand out are two main elements: the personal statement, or essay, and … [Read more...]