SUMMER MELT: WHY ONE THIRD OF COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS DON’T MAKE IT TO CAMPUS IN THE FALL

SUMMER MELT: WHY ONE THIRD OF COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS DON’T MAKE IT TO CAMPUS IN THE FALL

Graduation is one of the most exciting times in the life of a school counselor, but as tempting as it is to look at graduation as the end of a school counselor’s work with a class, the exact opposite is true, especially for students heading to college.  An astonishing number of students who walk across the stage at graduation with plans to go to college never get there. Too many students overlook the letters and emails colleges send over the summer, asking students to complete financial aid f....

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COLLEGES GO INTO HARD CORE SALES MODE TO ENROLL MORE OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS

COLLEGES GO INTO HARD CORE SALES MODE TO ENROLL MORE OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS

  America’s most prominent public universities were founded to help residents receive a good, inexpensive education. Today they are enrolling record numbers of students from out-of-state to maximize their tuition revenue. This shift has changed the admissions process and reshaped the profile of state universities across the country. According to the most recent federal data from 2014 (feds are notoriously late with IPEDS statistics), forty-three of the 50 state schools known as “flags....

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THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS

THE REAL TRUTH ABOUT PRIVATE SCHOLARSHIPS

There are many misconceptions about “college scholarships” in the market today. I’ve dealt with this issue every single year for over 20 years. Part of the problem is there is a new batch of students every year, and the other part is the continuous rise in college costs. Each year parents are led to believe that their college-bound student can pay for college by applying for enough scholarships. Private scholarship search companies do not help with the misconception. They inundate the....

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MICHAEL KITCES' CASE FOR THE "FOCUSED" SOLO-ADVISOR

MICHAEL KITCES' CASE FOR THE "FOCUSED" SOLO-ADVISOR

VIDEO BELOW: It's been forecasted for decades that the death of the solo advisor is on the horizon. Many advisors feel it. Especially with robos and other technology. Many advisors are looking at moving to a larger firm or merging with others. Back in January Michael Kitces talks about the "Golden Age of the (Focused) Solo Advisor in one of his "Office Hours". He goes deep on what the Solo-Advisor should focus on and opines that it might not be all doom and gloom for the Solo-Advisor. As a ma....

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