Author: Wendy Nelson

Last Minute College Application Help for High School Seniors

Last minute college application help for high school seniors – It’s Fall of Senior year. Do you know where your Senior’s college applications are? Hopefully your student is on track to meet all deadlines and has cheerfully kept you in

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How to Choose a College Major

How to choose a college major – this topic is aimed more at students than parents, so please share the concepts with your child. I will start by giving you, as the parent, some things to keep in mind. Then

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Merit Scholarships Make College More Affordable

Merit scholarships make college more affordable, especially for those families who will not qualify for need-based aid. If you don’t know yet if you qualify for need-based financial aid, read Will We Qualify for Need-Based Financial Aid?  If you are familiar

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Will We Qualify for Need-Based Financial Aid?

Will we qualify for need-based financial aid for college? – A question on the minds of most parents with college-bound high school students. The answer is going to depend on many things, with the biggest being parental income and number

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College Outside the U.S. – Is It Cheaper?

College outside the U.S. – Is it cheaper for American students? The answer is, sometimes. There are many important considerations though. I will go through those as well as some of the best countries to look at if your student

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Free Tuition Colleges and Work Colleges

Have you heard of free tuition colleges and work colleges? Both are potential ways to save money on funding your kid’s college education. Some work colleges do offer free tuition, but not all. First, let’s address the term “free tuition”.

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Who Gets Full Ride Scholarships?

Who gets full ride scholarships? Most parents want to know this as wouldn’t we all love not to have to pay for college? In answering this question, the key word is “Top“. Before we go any further in exploring this

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Community Colleges and Guaranteed Transfer Programs

Community colleges and guaranteed transfer programs could be your student’s best deal on an affordable college education. Community colleges aren’t a good fit for every student, but can provide a very affordable first step to a 4-year degree. In addition,

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Public Colleges Can Offer Great Deals

Public colleges can offer great deals compared to private colleges. When you are a college search family “caught in the middle” who won’t qualify for need-based aid, but don’t have enough to pay full price at an expensive school for

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Starting the Athletic Recruiting Process

When starting the athletic recruiting process for college, there are many things you and your student need to know. The athletic recruiting process can get very overwhelming, very fast! I have personal experience with this process, having recently finished it

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