Paying for College

UNC scholarships guru offers financial aid advice

March 20, 2017 Heidi Finley

Eric Johnson, the assistant director for policy analysis and communications in UNC’s Office of Scholarships and Student Aid, writes his advice on how to examine financial aid packages for There’s a lot to consider when weighing financial aid offers from […]

Finding the right fit

6 performing arts programs to consider in the Carolinas

March 20, 2017 Heidi Finley

Students interested in performing arts, such as theatre, music and dance, are at an advantage in the Carolinas. There are 64 colleges and universities in North and South Carolina that offer degrees in these areas. Narrowing down the choice can be difficult. Professor […]

Finding the right fit

Charlotte moms share lessons on campus visits

March 13, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

Right about now, as the parents of sophomores and juniors are scheduling flights, renting cars, making hotel reservations and booking spring break campus tours, this whole “college thing” becomes eerily real. I thought this would be a good occasion to […]

For Students

Don’t catch “senioritis”

March 6, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

I received an interesting telephone call midmorning this past Friday from a student of mine, a senior whom I worked with over the last two years. She already knows she’ll be attending an out-of-state university this fall. After our initial greetings, […]

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