Our kids are often influenced by their peers. But when it comes to deciding whether to go to college and which school to choose, a bit of peer pressure isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Our mom blogger explains how it’s been working with two of her kids.
We often make assumptions about college costs based on whether schools are public or private and in-state or out-of-state. But these assumptions are often wrong and can cost you thousands of dollars and kill your child’s dreams. Here’s how costs really work at U.S. colleges.
Like other decisions in life, when choosing a college, a portion of the decision is logical, but much of it is emotional. As parents, we want to do the best for our kids, but giving them the best in a college education means spending money and potentially impacting our long-term finances. So how do you decide what is best for your child and family?
Chicago Scholars has the goal of finding students in the Chicago area that want to go to college, but might need some additional support. Even if you are not in Chicago, tune in to this episode with Dr. Toinette Gunn to understand how these programs work! There is support out there ready and waiting to help you guide your student through the college process.
Choosing from ranked schools can be tricky. Is one school really that much better than another? We invited Farran Powell on the show to help clear up what this ranking thing is all about. She is the “Paying for College” writer for the publication that started the ranking craze, U.S. News and World Report.Having written somewhere near 100 articles on the topic, Farran has a wealth of knowledge she shares in this great interview.