Back To School? Back To The Piggy Bank

NPR – Claudio Sanchez “So if you add up all the college costs that students and parents probably didn’t plan for — the stuff that isn’t tuition and room and board — how big is that number? The National Retail Federation estimates that, this...

Top educator agrees: FAFSA needs to change

The Seattle Times – Katherine Long “One of the biggest obstacles for parents with college-going children is filling out the FAFSA, the federal government’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The form asks more than a hundred detailed questions about...

Waiting to specialize means more career options

News Herald – Juliann Talkington According to Education Week, the US graduation rate is less than 70% and the Florida graduation rate is only about 57%. With this type of graduation data it is not surprising that policy makers are desperate to find ways to...

A New Way to Define ‘Affordable’ College

Time – Kaitlin Mulhere “Everyone talks about affordability, but what exactly do they mean? During a higher education hearing on Capitol Hill last month, Lumina Foundation CEO Jamie Meritosis made a telling observation: While nearly everyone agrees that...

Advice for worried parents as children head to college

The Los Angeles Times – Larry Gordon “As a former college president, Roger H. Martin became accustomed to the worries and demands of his students’ parents. He has taken phone calls from those who want him to find new roommates for their children, fix...