Teens frequently get their heart set on attending a particular college as their first choice. But having a “dream school” can end up being a nightmare if they don’t get accepted. Our resident mom blogger shares some advice on how to help your teen avoid the dream school problem. And she’s got stories from other parents and students to show that it’s not such a disaster if you don’t get into your preferred college.
Many families plan for college and try to figure out how to pay for it on their own, but they end up making mistakes that cost them thousands of dollars. Here’s why it pays to work with a college financial planner who can help you avoid those mistakes and make your kids’ college dreams come true with a smart financial plan.
The latest data from the U.S. Department of Education shows what families in different income brackets really pay for specific colleges in all 50 U.S. states. Read my blog to learn about the newest numbers and how to access them.
Many colleges have made the SAT and ACT tests optional for admissions. Our resident mom blogger explains why this is a positive development for many students and why she’s encouraging her daughter to bypass college entrance exams.