Are you worried about finding the right college for your kids? Does the idea of researching colleges make you nervous? Do you find the idea of finding and paying for college daunting? Do you just want to know how to get started? If you answered “yes” to any to the previous questions, I’ve got a college search cheat sheet for you. + Read More
The list of 50-50 colleges and universities is designed to provide students and their families with options for good schools where students are likely to be admitted. What makes a 50-50 school even better is when it provides generous financial aid. And quite a few 50-50 schools do. + Read More
Do you know which state, Texas or Pennsylvania, offers more college baseball teams? You’re wrong if you said Texas. Texas offers more D1 and Junior College programs but Pennsylvania has twice the number of D2 baseball teams and over three times the number of D3 teams. Knowing which states offer which types of college baseball teams can improve your chances of making a college team. + Read More
As we get ready for our upcoming Roadmap to Cutting College Costs Class, I’ve been reviewing information on college quality and affordability. Looking through the data and how people use it has gotten me thinking about the latest attempts by the government to rate colleges, college rankings, and what makes a good education. As usual, I ended up with more questions than answers. + Read More
Students may be accepted at ten colleges but they can only attend one. When they finally decide which school to attend, students become part of the college’s yield rate. The yield rate is the percentage of accepted students who actually end up attending the school. So you figure the yield rate for Harvard would have the highest rate around, right? Wrong. There are eight other schools with rates higher than Harvard’s 81% including the College of the Ozarks. + Read More
It seems that weekly, if not daily, you’ll come across another story about how today’s generation has been coddled with self-esteem trophies since their first little league game and have been told that their clay pots are special no matter how lumpy and cracked. This has an especially insidious strain in high school sports that can undermine a player’s chances of getting recruited to play college baseball.
Think about it, combine the me generation with a standout high school athlete and the too often accompanying egotism, you get a package of entitlement that will keep even the best players off a college baseball team. + Read More
If you want to pay less for college, you need to pay more attention to college statistics. I’m sure many parents and students hip deep in the college admissions process think that they are drowning in college statistics but are still facing the prospect of impossible tuition bills. The problem is that they aren’t paying attention to the right statistics, or at the very least, not considering them in terms of how they affect the cost of going to college. + Read More
If you’re the parent of college-bound high school students, you’re probably looking for any possible sources of free money to help pay for college. This is why you need to attend our Facebook Live Session on “5 Essential Scholarship Tips Parents Need to Know.” Unless, of course, you have an extra $250,000 somewhere to pay for four-years of college. Otherwise, you really don’t want to miss this opportunity.
Debbie Schwartz of the Road2College.com and I will be covering what you need to know about scholarships.
- We’ll explain what factors you need to consider when using the popular scholarship search websites.
- You’ll learn how to best use your time to target scholarships.
- We’ll also provide information on how much you can expect from the different types of scholarships.
Plus, we’re also giving away the Scholarship Toolkit which contains everything you need to start finding and applying for scholarships.
Don’t miss our Facebook Live on the College Money Search Facebook Page, Thursday, January 12th, at 7:30 pm Central Time!
The National Merit Scholarship Program seems like a great opportunity for test savvy high school students and their families to make a substantial dent in college costs. Well, it really all depends. Much to the surprise of many families, being a National Merit Finalist doesn’t mean a full-ride scholarship to the college of your choice. + Read More
Just before Christmas I shared some information from the College Baseball Profiles College Coaches survey and the importance of high school baseball–at least in New England. Today I want to point out some of the other survey results about college coaches and the baseball recruiting process. + Read More