Finding the right fit

Make the most of upcoming campus visits

March 19, 2018 Lee Shulman Bierer

Besides a home purchase, a college education is the single largest expense and investment you’ll likely ever make. Just as you would never think to buy a home sight unseen, decisions on selecting a college shouldn’t be made solely on […]

Paying for College

How to hunt for scholarships

March 19, 2018 Heidi Finley

High school seniors heading off to college in the fall should have been applying for scholarships since the end of the summer. But there are still plenty of opportunities to find funds, keeping in mind that spring deadlines are coming up […]

Paying for College

College loan basics in the Carolinas

March 12, 2018 Heidi Finley

The cold, hard truth is that many students will have to take out loans to help finance their college education. Scholarships and grants play an important role in paying for higher education – and students should vigorously seek them out […]

Finding the right fit

Ask a counselor: the Cannon School

March 5, 2018 Heidi Finley

Kristin McClanahan is the associate director of college counseling at the Cannon School in Concord, which serves students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. McClanahan has been there since 2012, and previously worked in career services at Ferrum University, Baldwin-Wallace College […]