Life changers…

I've made a living doing public speaking almost since the day I graduated from college.  But I never knew I was any good at it until that one day in college when I ran for an office in my fraternity and we had to get up and give a speech.  I learned something about myself […]

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How to compare financial aid awards

Comparing financial aid awards from colleges isn't as easy as asking, "Who's giving us the most money?" We've met more than one family who admitted to being swept up by the total figure in the financial aid award letter they received along with an offer of admission from a college.  When a college says that […]

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Adding up…

When I was at the grocery store this afternoon, a group of four college guys were stocking up for what appeared to be a college roommate barbecue–hot dogs, buns, charcoal, chips, generic brand ketchup and mustard, and of course, (very) cheap beer. When the elected accountant of the group did a rough calculation and told […]

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Who deserves the credit?

According to the Boston Globe, Harvard received a record 29,112 applications for the Class of 2013.   2,900 of them scored a perfect 800 on the SAT critical reading section.  3,500 got a perfect SAT math score. Nearly 3,700 were ranked first in their senior class.  Still, 93% of those amazing, brilliant, accomplish students were rejected.  […]

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Works in progress

I've noticed three things about our former Collegewise students when they describe their college experiences.  If you ask some current college students about their collegiate lives, you'll likely find the same three similarities. 1.  Almost all of them are happy in college. Statistics show that most students like their colleges, even those who are attending […]

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