Parent involvement in the wake of the college admissions scandal

Parent involvement in the wake of the college admissions scandal

The Department of Justice recently filed 50 indictments involving the bribing of college-centered entities to assure students were admitted to certain universities. At the heart of the scandal were celebrities and top tier institutions like USC, Stanford and Yale. This news has rocked the college admissions world. Independent college counselors and the schools themselves have

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The college admissions scandal won’t change how I parent

The college admissions scandal won’t change how I parent

We’re all still buzzing about the college admissions scandal that broke last week, and the story is certain to bob back into the headlines as more details emerge. The criminal investigation and resulting national discussion is shining a light on admissions practices at highly selective institutions and the complicated layers of inequity that exist even

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Borrowing for College: Advice about Loans for Students and Parents

Borrowing for College: Advice about Loans for Students and Parents

If you’re the parent of a current college student, or of a high school student heading in that direction, statistics on student loan debt in the U.S. are worrisome. Here are the numbers: Total student loan debt: $1.52 trillion Total U.S. borrowers with student loan debt:2 million Student loan delinquency or default rate: 7% (90+

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Why your daughter should consider a women’s college

Why your daughter should consider a women’s college

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For high school seniors who plan to attend college next year, this is application season. They’re polishing personal essays, securing letters of recommendations from teachers, ordering transcripts and filling out financial aid paperwork. Meanwhile, high school juniors are researching colleges and building their college lists. Many will plan spring travel to visit campuses near and far.

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