Entries by BadAssMother

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Nearly 70% of Families Worry about Paying for College

With nearly all Americans suffering some form of financial strain, families of college-bound students suffer even greater stress… How will they now pay for school? Due to consequences arising out of the Pandemic of 2020, almost 70% of families now worry about covering their portion of the cost-of-attendance. According to a survey by Discover, 53% […]

College Plans Change Due to Covid-19

Life is decidedly different these days…as is the foreseeable future.  According to a survey by Junior Achievement and the PMI Educational Foundation, 49% of the Class of 2020 have changed their plans.  Of the 49%, 36% say they will now work, 32% will delay enrollment, and 16% have changed prospective career paths. Plan changes likely […]

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The Burgeoning Financial Aid Gap

Parents, students, families suffered economically during the Covid-19 worldwide freak-out.  Not only did they suffer from the downturn, so did colleges and universities. Financial aid gaps that existed before the Pandemic of 2020 will be even greater now and for the foreseeable future. Schools with small endowments, schools that offer lesser amounts of free money […]

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The Parent Portion of the College Education Expense

The expense of a college education rivals, and often surpasses, that of a residential mortgage, especially if the cost involves more than one child.  Yes, costs are steep, and with 43% or more of the cost covered by the family (according to Sallie Mae), parents tend to be the principal source of college funds. According […]

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Billions in Unclaimed Financial Aid

Due to the “Pandemic of 2020,” and the drastic market downturn, furloughed workers, and record numbers of unemployed Americans, a high percentage of families lack confidence in their ability to cover their portion of the annual cost-of-attendance at their schools of choice. According to a NitroCollege.com poll of 6,500-plus high school seniors and their families, […]

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The Parent Portion of the College Education Expense

The expense of a college education rivals, and often surpasses, that of a residential mortgage, especially if the cost involves more than one child.  Yes, costs are steep, and with 43% or more of the cost covered by the family (according to Sallie Mae), parents tend to be the principal source of college funds. According […]

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How Many Colleges and Universities Will Close in the Next Decade?

“Now that’s an interesting question,” you’ll say, “coming from a professional college planner.” It most definitely is an interesting question, but it is one that parents and students should factor into their college planning campaigns. At one point in the not-too-distant-past, a Harvard Business School Professor, Clayton Christensen, predicted that 50% of colleges and universities […]

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Marriage and Student Debt

What’s the main cause for divorce here in the USA?  Why, marriage, of course!! All kidding aside, the majority of marriage failure is tied to one factor – finances.  Specifically, the stress tied to a couple’s/family’s financial well-being.  Marriage means learning to handle money as a team.  And, as many men have learned, it means […]