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Posted on Jun 13, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Financial Aid | Comments (0)

Last week, the White House and college presidents finally agreed on a proposal President Obama put forth last February – to create a student “shopping sheet” that will make financial aid offers easier to understand.   The problem is that it really doesn’t make college any more affordable. It just lets you realize how deep in debt you’re going to be.   How the Shopping Sheet Works   The shopping sheet goes into effect next spring for the 2013-14 school year. Its provisions mandate that colleges:   ·    &nbs... More

Posted on Jun 11, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

Sign up for a FREE web event here.   Last Wednesday, John Briggs, our communications director, participated in the program Raising Great Men, hosted by Marie Roker-Jones. Here is some of what they discussed.   How outnumbered are men on college campuses? Men make up 43% of college students and are outnumbered by nearly 2 million women, despite being a majority of the population between the ages 18-24. By the end of this decade, women are expected to outnumber men 60-40%.   Why are boys not interested in college? They often believe they can’t do the work, which indi... More

Posted on Jun 08, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

Sign up for a free web event today! Want to know a secret? There’s an inverse ratio to college prep.   The more time you spend on college prep, the less time you’ll have to spend in college.   — Spend four years preparing for college and you’ll graduate in four years. — Spend two years preparing for college prep and you’ll graduate in six. —    Spend no time preparing for college prep and you’ll graduate in 8 – if you graduate at all.   Of course, that’s the one exception to this rule – s... More

Posted on Jun 01, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Tuition | Comments (0)

The cost of college is skyrocketing. In the past 30 years, tuition has jumped 530% (roughly 6.4% per year). There are many reasons for these changes, but three of the biggest are:   ·        College administrator salaries have increased 9.8% in 10 years, at a time of stagnant wages for much of the country (including college professors). ·        The technological revolution has made some parts of college cheaper, but it also means schools have to routinely update their office and classroom equipment. St... More




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