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7/8/2013 at 1:04pm

The "Good Fit"

What helps determine a "good fit" for a student's choice of further education...and what probably should not be a critical consideration?

6/24/2013 at 9:45am

The Astute Consumer

A smart consumer will first investigate an institution's admissions and financial aid policies. A good admissions counselor representing the school should know the answers to several questions.

  •   Is it "need-blind" and does it meet the full financial need of its students?

  •   How is the student's receipt of outside scholarships treated for those students receiving student aid?

6/11/2013 at 9:38am

Shakespeare once wrote "neither a borrower nor a lender be." This is no doubt sound advice in any age but in today's world, some modest level of financing should not always necessarily be viewed negatively. Nonetheless, borrowing should only be undertaken after all other sources have been considered...and only to the extent absolutely needed. Government loans are typically going to offer the best provisions.

5/29/2013 at 8:50am

Planning and Saving for College? 

5/22/2013 at 9:45am

Finds Private College 529 Plan’s First Annual Teen College Savings Barometer

Over Half of Teens Reported Making Personal Contributions to College Savings Fund

5/20/2013 at 11:32am

I was delighted to visit with the President of Juniata College, Dr. Tom Kepple, on campus last week.  Tom will retire after 15 years as President at the end of this month.

5/15/2013 at 4:01pm

Check out the College Savings Plans Network 529 Blog and the coverage of the 2013 CSPN Annual Conference in Pittsburgh for the Annual National Association of State Treasurers Management Symposium where 529 representatives gathered to fined innovative ways to make 529s and savings for college available to families. Private College 529 Plan participated at the symposium to build awareness of the Plan and the 273 participating private colleges and universities.

5/7/2013 at 9:49am

One of the most telling observations in the Wall Sreet Journal article "Colleges Cut Prices by Providing More Financial Aid" on May 6, 2013 on rising college tuition trends referred to institutions reaching "a tipping point on price." Presumably, this critical benchmark suggests that at an average tuition discount of 45%, there are a number of institutions whose finances may soon no longer be sustainable.The uncertainty relates both to an

4/5/2013 at 9:03am

The media too often seems to be following what some might suggest must be a basic tenet taught to first year Journalism students: never write about "safe plane landings," which no one will read.

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