Emily Driscoll Archive
Published October 29, 2012
As students prepare their college applications and essays, it’s also the season for scholarship deadlines. Here are expert tips for how students can stay on top of deadlines and increase their chances of winning a scholarship.
Published October 26, 2012
Many parents help their children be more competitive applicants through college admissions consulting, but it can be pricey. Here are ways families unable to afford elite admissions assistance can access the same insider advice and level the playing field to help students navigate the process.
Published October 24, 2012
For the first time ever, a college has passed the $60,000 per year mark in total cost for the 2012-2013 school year and 74 colleges now charge over $55,000 per year. Here’s what is behind the trend of rising costs and how students can get a better understanding of what they will actually pay for school versus the sticker price.
Published October 22, 2012
Many companies do the bulk of their campus recruiting in the fall and seniors who wait until the spring to look for a job may be at a disadvantage. Here are expert tips on what college students can do now to increase the odds they’ll secure a position before graduation.
Published October 19, 2012
The college application is stressful so it’s tempting to wrap up the college process as soon as possible, but students should carefully consider if they are willing to lock themselves into a specific college or university.
Published October 17, 2012
A new report shows that master’s degree graduates in many fields realize significantly higher starting salaries than their counterparts who hold bachelor’s degrees. Here’s what higher degree hopefuls should consider when weighing out the pros and cons of going back to school.
Published October 15, 2012
It can be easy for students to get lost in cyber world during the job-hunting process, but it's time to step away from the computer and get a job.
Published October 10, 2012
Both federal and private student loans can be sold to other lenders and organizations in a secondary market made up of state and private education organizations that specialize in buying and servicing student loans. Here's what borrowers should know and ask.
Published October 08, 2012
With college application deadlines quickly approaching, here are tips from experts on how students and families can make sure to hit every deadline and put their best foot forward to get an acceptance letter in the spring.
Published October 05, 2012
Once the college applications are out and the acceptance letters start rolling in, many high school seniors start slacking off, but that can be to their detriment. Here's how parents can keep them motivated.