Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
January 1, 2010
10 Great College Tips for 2010
Happy New Year. I want to usher in 2010 by sharing 10 of my college blog posts from last year that I think will help you: Cut the cost of college. Find scholarships. Snag better financial aid packages. Locate great schools. Cutting the cost of college with better grades How to Negotiate for a Better Financial Aid Package Will Saving...
September 13, 2009
The Secrets of Succeeding in College
The biggest buzz last week in the higher-ed world was the release of a serious tome entitled, Crossing the Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities. The book, which was co-authored by William G. Bowen, a former Princeton president, and two other academics is chock-a-block full of stats and astute observations about why many students manage to graduate from college,...
June 18, 2009
Blaming College Students for Not Graduating in Six Years
I know a bunch of parents who expect their teenagers to graduate from college in four years. Many of them are dreaming. Forty percent of students can’t even graduate from college in six years! Colleges and universities often blame students for this dismal record. But if it’s the kids who are slackers, how come schools with similar academic profiles experience...
April 6, 2009
New College Blog
If you enjoy reading The College Solution Blog, you’ve got another source now for learning the secrets of financial aid, scholarships, admissions strategies and much more. I can now officially announce that I am the college blogger for CBSMoneyWatch.com. I will be posting on the television network’s blog at least three times a week. I am also writing articles for...
October 6, 2007
Finding Free Money for College
Last week I talked about how it’s important to determine whether your family will qualify for financial aid or not before you embark on that great college odessey. Once you’ve got a pretty good idea of where you stand on that score, you’ll want to look for schools that are either generous with financial aid, merit aid or both. A...