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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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Comparing Financial Packages in the College Choice Process

If your child will soon be making the final college choice, it’s time to prepare to compare financial offers.  That is, of course, unless you don’t need to worry about the price difference between schools. As you review acceptances, scholarship

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How to Choose a College: A Parent’s Guide

Today’s post is a guest post from Bobby Touran, founder and CEO of ApplyKit.  ApplyKit is a great resource to help keep the college application process organized. Figuring out how to choose a college can be one of the hardest

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My Kid’s College Choice is One Year Old!

I hit a milestone this week with My Kid’s College Choice.  It was on August 26, 2012 that I wrote my first Welcome post.  The site has come a long way in the past year, especially for someone who had

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The End Result of the College Choice Process

I think the college choice process officially ends the day you drive your son or daughter to college for the first time.  I had been imagining this day for the past couple months.  As we got closer to move-in day,

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Is College Choice All About Return on Investment?

Last week, I wrote a post in response to former Secretary of Education, William Bennett’s statement that only 150 colleges in the United States were worth the investment.  You can read it here:  College ROI – Only 150 Colleges in

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Didn’t Make a College Choice Yet? There are Still Options

My daughter, a high school senior, came home recently and said she had a friend who not only hadn’t selected a college yet, but hadn’t even applied.  She assumed that his only option left would be to attend a local

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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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The Pros and Cons of Being Waitlisted

Yesterday, my daughter and thousands of other applicants received their Regular Decision results from The University of Chicago.  She, along with thousands of others, was waitlisted.  It was another record year for UChicago – over 30,000 applicants for approximately 1,500

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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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