Category: Making the Final College Choice

Wait For Your Financial Aid Award Letter!

Make sure you wait for your financial aid award letter before setting your heart on a particular college. That is, unless you can pay sticker price for the school without any merit-based aid or need-based aid. I heard a sad

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Resources for Making the Final College Choice

Making the final college choice is a difficult decision for a student and his or her family.  Here are some resources to help. Your student has visited schools, filled out applications, waited patiently, and now the decisions are coming in.

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Finishing the College Search

For my oldest daughter, finishing the college search came down to choosing between two schools.  I gave tips on how to do that here: The Final College Choice – Choosing Between Two Colleges. This year, for my middle daughter, finishing the

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Final College Decision Resources

Since it is getting down to final college decision time for high school seniors, I thought I’d point out some resources that can help you and your student in the final decision process. One of the most important parts of

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Your Kid’s College Choice

It’s that time of year again.  If you are the parent of a college-bound high school senior, it is getting to be time for your kid’s final college choice.  Financial aid offers and final college acceptances should be arriving soon.

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The Final College Choice – Choosing Between Two Colleges

Within the past week, my daughter has managed to narrow down to two college options, I’ll call them School A and School B.  It was looking like an easy choice to go with School A, based on the bottom-line out

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Making the Final College Choice

It’s March, a key month for college acceptances and financial aid packages, leading up to the May 1 “National College Decision Day,” so it seems like a good time to talk about high school seniors making the final college choice. 

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The Admitted Student Visit – A Critical Part of the College Choice

Once your child has been admitted to one, a few, or several colleges, it is important to have an in-depth last look.  Most schools offer Admitted Student Visit Days.  Often, an overnight stay in a dorm is included.  It is

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