Earning Power by Specific College

Have you ever wondered about the earning power that graduates from a certain college have in relation to those from other colleges? Believe it or not, there are statistics on that. PayScale.com, “the world’s largest online crowdsourced salary database,” releases an annual College Salary Report that tracks which colleges have the highest earning alumni year…

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March 2016 SAT: Easier Or Harder?

If you’re a high school student planning to go to college, you probably know that the SAT is changing in March next year. If you’re the parent of a high schooler who’s planning to go to college, you may not know about the change. If you’re among the “I didn’t know that!” group, you’re first…

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Student Loan Debt: Consequences

I’ve preached (a.k.a. ranted) here about student loan debt for years. Some of you may have become immune to my blathering and no longer pay attention to my cautions. That’s understandable but unfortunate in my view. The facts are apparent and easily found: National student loan debt reaches a bonkers $1.2 trillion. That’s $1,200,000,000,000. Put…

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Moving to College

It’s mid-August and all across the nation families of their first, about-to-be first-year college students are preparing for a memorable event: moving their son or daughter to college. It’s an event that they’ll remember forever. I have to laugh every time I think of moving our daughter (our first born) to college. Young women have…

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Your Major Decision

Many college applicants have some kind of idea what they want to major in at college. Others have no idea. My major question, based partially on my own experience, is: How is a 17-18-year-old supposed to know what s/he wants to follow as a career? I’ve worked with many clients who have a definite idea…

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Substance-Free College Housing

If you’re involved in the college process right now or know someone who is a college student who lives on campus, you have probably heard of so-called “substance-free” housing (SFH). What is that and why does it exist? For starters, think about the stereotypes of college life. What’s one of the most common images that…

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