Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

By |2024-05-10T20:05:44+00:00May, 14, 2024|College Admissions, Scholarships|

Discovery College Consulting’s 25 students in the Class of 2024 were admitted to 107 different colleges, which are pictured to the right (click the image to enlarge it).  They will be attending the following schools: Chapman University Creighton University Drexel University Macalester College Montana State University New Jersey Institute of [...]

$100,000 per Year! Rising College Costs and Student Loans

By |2024-05-09T20:39:45+00:00May, 8, 2024|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

In 2016, when my first child started college, Harvey Mudd College in California was the most expensive college in the country, with a total cost of attendance of just over $70,000 per year. In 2020, when child number two started school, Columbia topped the list at $81,000.  For the 2020-2021 [...]

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

By |2023-05-04T00:07:09+00:00May, 16, 2023|College Admissions, College Applications, Scholarships|

Discovery College Consulting's 22 students in the Class of 2023 were admitted to 75 different colleges, which are pictured to the right (click the image to enlarge it).  They will be attending the following schools: American University College of Charleston College of Wooster Colorado School of Mines Loyola University Chicago [...]

Why Is College So Expensive? Part 3

By |2023-01-09T19:17:51+00:00January, 11, 2023|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

This is my third in a series of blog posts on the increasing cost of college in the United States.  In the first post, I offered several reasons why college is so expensive.  In the second, I explained that college may not actually be as costly as it seems, as [...]

Why Is College So Expensive? Part 2

By |2023-01-09T19:10:18+00:00November, 2, 2022|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

When President Biden announced in August that he would forgive student loan debt for millions of borrowers, many critics argued that his plan did not address the larger problem of the rising cost of college.  In response, I published a blog post entitled, "Why Is College So Expensive?"  A couple weeks [...]

Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

By |2023-05-03T20:03:47+00:00May, 11, 2022|College Admissions, College Applications, Scholarships|

Discovery College Consulting's Class of 2022 applied to college during the most competitive application season in history. Despite this, all of our students received multiple acceptances.  Our 20 students were admitted to 74 different colleges, which are pictured to the right (click the image to enlarge it).  They will be [...]

TuitionFit: Shedding Light on Financial Aid Awards

By |2022-05-11T22:04:24+00:00March, 15, 2022|FAFSA, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

Guest blog post by Jay Murray, Certified College Planning Specialist One of the most perplexing parts of the college planning process is price transparency.  What will a college’s actual net price be after merit aid and financial aid awards?  What will a family actually pay for a student to attend [...]

Is Early Decision Binding? Maybe Not

By |2021-12-30T21:50:49+00:00January, 4, 2022|College Admissions, College Applications, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

As students decide what colleges to apply to, they often wonder whether to apply anywhere Early Decision (ED).  ED deadlines are typically in early November, and admissions decisions are usually released in mid- to late-December.  Unlike Early Action, Early Decision involves a binding commitment, meaning that if a student is [...]

Tuition-Free College? It’s Possible

By |2021-11-03T21:32:27+00:00September, 8, 2021|Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

In a previous blog post, I explained that some colleges charge different amounts of tuition based on students' majors. But what if you could attend college without paying tuition at all? Large and small schools across the nation have a variety of programs (not loans) that allow students to do [...]

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

By |2021-07-08T18:32:31+00:00May, 5, 2021|College Admissions, College Admissions and COVID-19, Financial Aid, Scholarships|

It's been a difficult year for high school seniors: going to school online, dealing with the cancellation of sports and activities, and not being able to see friends are just some of the challenges they have faced.  But, as the school year winds to a close and seniors prepare to [...]

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