Free Resource for Researching Majors and Related Jobs

4 different professionals representing resource to research fastest growing jobs

For many students and families, the primary purpose of college is to get a good paying job on graduation. The reality is nobody wants to graduate and not be able to find a job that pays off their college debt while allowing a decent standard of living. A little research into the job market before… Continue reading

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Should you use a private college counselor?

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For a certain portion of families going through the college admission process, private college counselors are a recognized part of the landscape. Many families consider hiring an Independent Education Consultant (IEC) as just another expense in applying to college. According to a survey of “students who scored in the 70th percentile or higher on the… Continue reading

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What I Wish I’d Known About College Costs

What I wish I knew about college costs

As a parent, I like to learn as much as I can from other parents who have already blazed the trail on a road I’m about to embark on. Why reinvent the wheel? Right?  That’s one of the reasons Michelle Kretzschmar and I started a Facebook group (Paying For College 101), so families could learn from… Continue reading

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How to Choose a College

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Now that you have all of your college acceptances, how do you decide which college to attend? Easy, just go to your favorite college rankings and pick the one with the highest rank! Just kidding. Of course, if that’s the way you originally chose which colleges to apply to, there’s probably not much reason for… Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Search for Colleges on CollegeResults.org

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There are plenty of college search websites you can use, but even if you have a favorite, you owe it to yourself to try CollegeResults.org. This website is run by The Education Trust and makes it as easy as possible to search and compare colleges on indicators of cost and results. It’s also one of… Continue reading

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