Student Loan Boxing Match: Federal vs. Private Loans
Understanding the loan process is an important part of the college application process. Understanding federal and private student loans is today’s challenge.
How To Pay For College: Chesapeake Family Interviews Lee Norwood of Annapolis College Consulting
Merit Aid, Financial Need-Based Aid, Grants, Loans, Scholarships…what do all of these terms mean when your family is applying to college? Understanding the college application process, knowing which schools may offer your student Merit Aid and utilizing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are very important pieces of the puzzle. This interview/bolg/podcast from Third-Floor Views will provide the listener/viewer with a strong starting point to understanding the price you pay for college.
Who is Writing Your Student’s College Essay?
The college essay is an important part of the application. Will colleges be able to distinguish the authentic writer from the ChatGPT paper? We think so. Genuine stories and emotions will be key to keeping the human in the essay. Robots and technology are here to stay. It will be interesting to see how the industry will pivot with this new generation of IT.
Making the Most of Your College Visit
The best time to visit a college is when classes are in session and everyone is there doing their daily work. IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND YOUR PEOPLE. Students, professors, staff, and all the employees who gather on the grounds of a campus define that unique community.
The College that Just Sent an Acceptance Letter WANTS You to Ask for a Better Price
From the college’s point of view, an accepted applicant that appeals for more financial aid is an applicant that might still commit.
6 College Visit Tips
Finding the right college fit requires matching multiple key characteristics. College visits are an important part of a well-rounded college research strategy. Often, a drive by or quick walk through simply will not give you the real feel for a college. In particular,...
Waitlisted? Listen to the Music Play
Should You Stay? Or Should You Go? Hurry up and wait! It can be sooooooo hard to stay patient after applying early, hearing from other schools on your list, waiting for that special date when your dream school is passing down admissions decisions. and SCREEETCH...
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Or is it?
Summer might seem far away, but it is important to start making your summer plans now. The goal is to use your summer to show interest in an activity, to try something new, to attend a program of interest, to conduct research, and all with the goal of differentiating...
Dartmouth Dean of Admissions: ‘It’s Not About the College, It’s About You’
For a college list, begin your exploration and discovery phase — whether you are a senior with a decision to make or a junior bouncing at the starting line — then progress to your list of options. Your list (or your decision) will shift as priorities rise and fall. A few might evaporate, and others might reveal themselves as you learn more about the various options and consider them through your prism. It’s a fluid process. Shifts are normal, good even.