College Scorecard

The federal government has just released an updated college system called College Scorecard. The College Scorecard website provides data on college net costs, debt and future earning potential. The goal of this tool was to help families find better college value by comparing the institutional performance of colleges in an easy format.   Providing this transparency…

College Mom Remember Me

Every once in awhile, we come across something that will lighten your day.  The stress of the college decision and the cost of college can be overwhelming.  This mom puts a nice twist to the college student who is away at college.  Many parents feel a sense of neglect of not being appreciated especially when our…

Rising College Application Volume

As part of our effort to provide different or various insights on the college decision process, we periodically post articles that we find helpful to our readers.  I just wanted to include this short article titled, “What Rising College Application Volume Means for the Class of 2020” by Bradford Holmes at US News and World…

College Safety

The 2015 college school year is beginning and students are arriving on campus.  Cars are fully packed with everything a student will need for the year.  Freshmen will begin exploring campus to find where their classes will be located and traveling all over campus at night for fun.  One area that is often overlooked in…

Money Magazine’s College Ranking System

Trying to determine the best value and best fit for a college can be difficult to measure for families.  Many factors go into making this decision and they involve both subjective and factual data.  College Affordability LLC believes academics, financials and environmental fit are the cornerstone of the decision and need to be properly weighted…

New College Rating System

Are you aware there will be another major rating system that you will need to understand?  This new college rating system will be another source of information that students and parents will have while making their college decision.  The Federal Government will be releasing a new college rating system that will be available later this…

College Packing List

Going off to college is such an exciting time in a person’s life.  Creating a dorm room that feels like home requires organization, a good list and lots of shopping. Every college student is different and depending on the college student completing this item on the college checklist may be either fun or a chore.…

Checklist for College

Creating a checklist for college freshmen should really have two categories.   It is pretty basic but I divide the categories into the dorm room checklist and the student legal checklist.  Both are equally important but the later topic is one that is often overlooked and not known about. Now that graduation is over, many college…

What college is right for me?

Starting in junior year of high school many students are often asked where they will be going to college.  Making a college list is a daunting task due to the sheer number of colleges found in the United States.  So where does the student begin when they start to compile a college list. College Affordability…