Finding the right fit

Ask a counselor: Furman University

November 27, 2017 Heidi Finley

Maggie Murphy is an admissions counselor at Furman University, a small private school in Greenville, South Carolina.  “Education has always been a part of my life, and I truly enjoy working with people. I was teaching at the middle school […]


5 UNC social accounts to start you off

November 27, 2017 Heidi Finley

From cute dogs to free food, social media is a staple on UNC’s campus. If you want to learn more about getting involved at Carolina, here are some notable social media accounts to get you started. @uncclouds If you’ve ever […]

For Parents

Navigating the Thanksgiving tightrope

November 20, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

College students are homeward-bound. For many freshmen, it will be their first visit back since packing up last August. Thanksgiving, the uber-American family togetherness holiday, can be equally tough for parents and their college students. Parents often feel that they’re […]

Finding the right fit

These 5 Carolina colleges can kick off your teaching career

November 20, 2017 Heidi Finley

Five colleges and universities will host the state’s new teaching fellows program, which is aimed at training teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, math or special education. The schools are: Elon University, Meredith College, N.C. State University, UNC-Chapel […]

Paying for College

Should you bother to fill out the FAFSA?

November 13, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

Should you fill out the FAFSA? In a word, yes. Many middle-class families have convinced themselves that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, isn’t worth the effort because they have heard that only students from families […]

Paying for College

5 college best buys in North Carolina

November 13, 2017 Heidi Finley

Help is out there for Carolina students who put paying for college at the top of their concerns with The College Affordability Guide’s 2017 rankings. Washington, D.C.-based Degree Prospects started in 2013. Its calculations include an affordability score that […]

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