Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
April 19, 2012
Should a Kid Borrow $80,000 for a Brand Name University?
I am sharing an email that I received Tuesday from a Wisconsin mom, who is stressed about the admission decision that her teenage son must make by May 1. What follows is a cautionary tale for any families which have not been through the college admission process yet. Read on to discover how to avoid the kind of mistakes that...
March 30, 2011
Getting Your Financial Aid Award Verdict
I’ve been hearing from parents of high school seniors lately who are either elated by their financial aid awards or utterly depressed. Here are some examples: A dear friend of mine is thrilled because her son Geoffrey received a very large need-based aid package to Macalester College, which is where he is heading in the fall. (Gosh, I just love...
January 13, 2011
A Financial Aid Guru Answers Questions
Do you have financial aid questions? If you do, head over to the college blog at The New York Times. This week Mark Kantrowitz, a financial aid guru and the publisher of FinAid and FastWeb, is answering people’s questions about financial aid. So far, Kantrowitz has answered three rounds of questions that you can read here: Part 1: Answers to...