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August 26, 2010

College Board Pilots Net Price Calculator

How much will college really cost? That's what the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 is requiring colleges and universities to help families figure out. It mandates schools develop a net price calculator to help students get a clear picture of the cost of college at a specific institution bef...

August 21, 2010

Parade Magazine Offers Its Own A-List of Colleges

Parade magazine asked a panel of 43 high school counselors to recommend outstanding schools that often fly under the radar. Here's a look at their picks.

August 17, 2010

U.S. News Publishes 2011 List of Best Colleges

U.S. News and World Report released its 2011 list of Best Colleges this morning. There had been some controversy earlier this year over the peer-assessment portion of the survey, in which college officials fill out questionnaires about other institutions. In the past, their assessment counted for ...

June 08, 2010

Complexity and Competition Drive Demand for Consultants

Too time-strapped and daunted by the college search process to go it alone? Tired of nagging your child to decide on campus visits or study for the SAT? Looking to take some of the stress off the high school years? Enter the college consultant. For a package fee or by the hour, families can get adv...

May 04, 2010

Keep College Rankings in Perspective

With so many colleges to consider, it's easy to see why parents and educators rely on official rankings to help them decide. U.S. News and World Report is far better equipped than I am to sift through data from more than 1,800 colleges and universities to come up with its list of America's Best Col...

April 16, 2010

Wake-Up Call for Parents: College Process May Differ for Kids

If you think you know all about the college-preparation-testing-search-financing process, just because you've been there, think again. The landscape has changed. For many, the process of preparing and applying for college is more complicated than a generation ago. Also, it could be that you are rais...

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