College ranking polls, is there a blatant ‘chad’ error?

August 21, 2009
Pool season is almost over and now it's POLL season. You know the ones. Those polls that rank colleges based on a variety of criteria. Polls that stir up a frenzy and make hopeful college students drool like puppies anticipating their Scooby snack. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal asks the questions ‘what […]

Pool season is almost over and now it’s POLL season. You know the ones. Those polls that rank colleges based on a variety of criteria. Polls that stir up a frenzy and make hopeful college students drool like puppies anticipating their Scooby snack. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal asks the questions ‘what […]

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Why surf college websites

August 18, 2009
Tips for surfing college websites. Long gone are the days when colleges depended only on the brochures and view books they could fit inside your mailbox. They now devote large chunks of their websites to grabbing your attention. But there's much more to a college website than the Web pages of the admissions office. By […]

Tips for surfing college websites. Long gone are the days when colleges depended only on the brochures and view books they could fit inside your mailbox. They now devote large chunks of their websites to grabbing your attention. But there’s much more to a college website than the Web pages of the admissions office. By […]

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Obama’s new hope & lifetime learning credit changes

August 11, 2009
"HOPE & LIFETIME LEARNING CREDITS---CHANGES 2009 AND 2010" For the years 2009 and 2010, the following changes have been made to the Hope credit. The modified credit is also referred to as the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The maximum amount of the Hope credit increases to $2,500 per student. The credit is phased out (gradually […]

“HOPE & LIFETIME LEARNING CREDITS—CHANGES 2009 AND 2010” For the years 2009 and 2010, the following changes have been made to the Hope credit. The modified credit is also referred to as the American Opportunity Tax Credit. The maximum amount of the Hope credit increases to $2,500 per student. The credit is phased out (gradually […]

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Will Obama’s bill save the financial aid system

July 29, 2009
Obama bill makes financial aid application simpler for college applicants by Nneka Enurah, July 29, 2009 (J.D.'s comments in red) The Obama administration has requested billions of dollars in new scholarships and credit along with a less complicated financial aid application which looks to make a college education more accessible for students. Experts say 16 […]

Obama bill makes financial aid application simpler for college applicants by Nneka Enurah, July 29, 2009 (J.D.’s comments in red) The Obama administration has requested billions of dollars in new scholarships and credit along with a less complicated financial aid application which looks to make a college education more accessible for students. Experts say 16 […]

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Kids college or build retirement: Have cake & eat it too!

July 8, 2009
Is Paying for Your Kid’s Education Still a Top Priority? In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to rank one financial priority over another. But now, more than ever, Americans are faced with many tough financial trade-offs. Paying off debt or saving for retirement? Raiding the 401(k) to pay the bills or putting them on […]

Is Paying for Your Kid’s Education Still a Top Priority? In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to rank one financial priority over another. But now, more than ever, Americans are faced with many tough financial trade-offs. Paying off debt or saving for retirement? Raiding the 401(k) to pay the bills or putting them on […]

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Student Athlete, who, what, how, when

June 26, 2009
Coming very soon Is available now! the new book by J.D. Wyczalek (why-zall-ick) entitled: The New Student Athlete Handbook. Within it’s pages the secrets of top recruiting coaches are revealed on- How to get a sport scholarship, financial aid, be noticed by college coaches and get recruited to play on a college team. You need the […]

Coming very soon Is available now! the new book by J.D. Wyczalek (why-zall-ick) entitled: The New Student Athlete Handbook. Within it’s pages the secrets of top recruiting coaches are revealed on- How to get a sport scholarship, financial aid, be noticed by college coaches and get recruited to play on a college team. You need the […]

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How to get a $2,500 tuition rebate

June 24, 2009
It sounds too good to be true, but if you meet income qualifications (and are careful with any 529 savings accounts), Uncle Sam is prepared to help cover college bills. After all we have been paying billions into the tax pool bucket isn't it time to get a piece of that pie back? Millions of […]

It sounds too good to be true, but if you meet income qualifications (and are careful with any 529 savings accounts), Uncle Sam is prepared to help cover college bills. After all we have been paying billions into the tax pool bucket isn’t it time to get a piece of that pie back? Millions of […]

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Honk toot beep! I’m tooting my own horn!

June 17, 2009
Private admissions advisers gaining favor By LESLIE BRODY 5-29-09 http://www.montereyherald.com/living/ci_12476014?nclick_check=1 The number of private admission counselors has grown in recent years - especially in hyper-anxious, high-achieving communities - and colleges are more open to talking with them about the students they represent, say counselors and college admission officers. Danielle Toglia, an admissions director at George […]

Private admissions advisers gaining favor By LESLIE BRODY 5-29-09 http://www.montereyherald.com/living/ci_12476014?nclick_check=1 The number of private admission counselors has grown in recent years – especially in hyper-anxious, high-achieving communities – and colleges are more open to talking with them about the students they represent, say counselors and college admission officers. Danielle Toglia, an admissions director at George […]

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The Tylenol scholarship program

June 16, 2009
The Tylenol scholarship program helps students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare, life sciences, or related fields, manage the rising costs of education. The program will award $250,000 in scholarships based on leadership qualities and academic performance, including ten $10,000 and thirty $5,000 grants. Qualifications:  1)Must be a resident of the 50 United States, […]

The Tylenol scholarship program helps students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare, life sciences, or related fields, manage the rising costs of education. The program will award $250,000 in scholarships based on leadership qualities and academic performance, including ten $10,000 and thirty $5,000 grants. Qualifications:  1)Must be a resident of the 50 United States, […]

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Your in, your out. Sorry our college ran out of money…

June 10, 2009
College in Need Closes a Door to Needy Students By JONATHAN D. GLATER June 10, 2009 PORTLAND, Ore. — The admissions team at Reed College, known for its free-spirited students, learned in March that the prospective freshman class it had so carefully composed after weeks of reviewing essays, scores and recommendations was unworkable. Money was […]

College in Need Closes a Door to Needy Students By JONATHAN D. GLATER June 10, 2009 PORTLAND, Ore. — The admissions team at Reed College, known for its free-spirited students, learned in March that the prospective freshman class it had so carefully composed after weeks of reviewing essays, scores and recommendations was unworkable. Money was […]

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