May 2017 Newsletter: How to Never Pay Retail for College
May 2017 Newsletter
How to Never Pay Retail for College
It’s May! Congratulations to all our seniors who have chosen their college for the next 4 years!
For those of you who accepted at one college, but have also secured a spot on the waiting list for another college, this month’s Senior Scoop shares waitlist statistics and expectations of when you’ll hear from those schools and likelihood of acceptance.
This month’s Featured Find is a MUST READ book for all parents of any age children. In ‘Never Pay Retail for College,’ Beth Walker shares her pragmatic project management approach to help you navigate the competitive, costly, complicated, and confusing thing called college.
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Never Pay Retail for College
If what you thought you knew about college turned out not to be true, when would you want to know? As soon as possible? In time to do something about it?
I’m so glad you’ve found this book. In these pages, I will share with you the sobering news about higher education as it exists today.
To bring you up to speed, you should know that college is more competitive, costly, complicated, and confusing than it was when we walked those hallowed halls of academia.
Our relentless and seductive consumer culture has convinced us that college is a product, something with pretty packaging and a list of features a mile long that our kids can’t live without.
As parents, we’re desperate to get the best product we can for our children. We’re willing to go into debt and work longer before retiring so our kids can have every opportunity to succeed in this hypercompetitive, global economy.
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Class of 2021 Waitlist Notifications and Dates
For those of you that have been waitlisted at one of your top choices, here’s a list of 2016 waitlist statistics for several popular private and public schools, along with notification dates and latest status where available.
Our sample of waitlist statistics from 163 private and public institutions paints the following picture:
- On average, 18 percent of students accepting a place on a waitlist were admitted
- 55 percent of the schools admitted 10 percent or less of the students accepting a place on the wait list last year
- 37 percent of the schools admitted 5 percent or less
- 11 percent admitted no one
About Westface College Planning
If you are a typical parent with college bound students, you’re probably overwhelmed by all the research necessary to help your sons and daughters make the right choices and prevent overpaying for their education.
You are not alone!
Get the facts. Educate yourself to potentially save tens of thousands of dollars on a single college education. Parents of more than one child heading to college in the next few years, can save even more.
At Westface College Planning, we work with families to help you plan for and navigate the “paying for college” process. We teach you how to minimize your out-of-pocket expenses, maximize financial aid eligibility, understand the best way to navigate through the college selection process and prioritize your sources of college funds to protect your life savings!
More information at WestfaceCollegePlanning.com.
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