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 CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org in 2013. Its calculations include an affordability score that […]

Application Strategy

Is the IB Diploma worth the work?

November 6, 2017 Heidi Finley

My son is a seventh grader in a Middle Years International Baccalaureate (IB) program. In just a few years, he will have to decide if he wants to continue to the IB Diploma Program, a rigorous curriculum with a focus […]