Building a College List

The holiday season is not only a time to spend with your family and friends, but it is also an opportunity to begin discussing future plans of college with your college bound children.  For many high school students, the winter break contains down time giving families the opportunity to begin the college process.  Now is…

Finding colleges that are affordable and deliver value

How do families find colleges that are affordable and deliver value?  For many families, college affordability and avoiding excessive student debt are becoming more important factors in the college decision process.  A Princeton Review Survey confirmed this earlier this year. What are the steps needed to make informed decisions during this college search and selection? …

2017 Accenture Survey

Each year, College Affordability LLC reviews the findings of the Accenture survey which compares the recent college graduate expectations to the prior two year college graduates actual employment results. A key goal of College Affordability is to provide information to families and students so that they can better understand the financial outcome of a college…

Financial Aid Reductions due to Trump’s 2018 Budget Proposal

President Trump has released the 2018 budget proposal this week and based on the initial review it appears that higher education will face significant reductions, specifically to student aid programs.  These projected budget changes total over $143 billion in savings over the next 10 years.  For the Department of Education, it would represent a 13.5%…

Planning a College Visit

As the 2017 school year is ending, it is just the beginning for the rising high school senior or the class of 2018.  This summer, the college bound student will begin the college search, which may include road trips to visit colleges.  Finding the college fit includes the right combination of academics, financial and environmental…