Scholarship Search Resources

Here are some scholarship search resources that may yield some results for you. Be sure to read up on how to avoid scams. My best advice on scholarships is to apply early and look beyond the large (and highly competitive) scholarships and consider the smaller, niche scholarships. Also, be sure to let the college counseling … Continue reading Scholarship Search Resources

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Recording and Other Resources: Affording College Webinar

Dear Parent: The College Guidance office at Northwood School held our second webinar of the year tonight, Affording College: Financial Aid and Scholarships. Thank you to the 21 parents who attended, and thank you to Jennie Hoffman of SUNY Oswego, who was our guest expert. Here are some related resources and information on the topics … Continue reading Recording and Other Resources: Affording College Webinar

“Unfiltered” Advice for Parents and Students

A writer with the Washington Post asked me and other college admission pros what we wish we “could say to parents and students about education, parenting, life and college but cannot, either because [we] want to keep [our] jobs or [we] think parents/kids are not ready to hear it.” We were assured our responses would … Continue reading “Unfiltered” Advice for Parents and Students

Sticker Shock: How to Budget for the College Search

Rising college tuition and fees have been well studied and reported in the media. The cost of attendance at many of the most selective private colleges and universities can top $60,000 per year. Even as families work hard to save for that major expense and plan to apply for financial aid they are surprised by … Continue reading Sticker Shock: How to Budget for the College Search