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The Main Cause of Excessive Student Loan Debt… Parents?

by Lawrene Bottorf

I read in a Wall Street Journal blog this AM some interesting stats… The jump in the measure of consumer credit held by the government comprised primarily of student loans since 2007: 368%. Did you know that nearly 10% of the debt in this country is STUDENT LOAN DEBT? It’s now old news that student loan …

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Early Action/Early Decision NOT An Admission Strategy

by Lawrene Bottorf

The topic of Early Admissions is often one of confusion and misunderstanding. Students often see this as an admissions strategy that will enable them to gain admittance to those otherwise unattainable “dream schools” on their College List. Be Careful Applying Early As a rule of thumb, unless a student is in the top 25 percentile …

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Seniors: Your College List is DONE… Right?

by Tom Bottorf

It always surprises me every year as we approach November and I find so many seniors nowhere near being finished with their College List. This task SHOULD be pretty well completed by the end of the JUNIOR year (hint, hint – juniors and sophomores!). The College List is THE single-most important task in planning properly …

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