Moody’s Bond Ratings for Higher Education and the US News Rankings

Colleges and universities would not be great investments, generally speaking. Moody’s Investor Service has a negative outlook for the sector. A college admissions expert explains what this means.

5 Misconceptions About How To Get Into College

1. I have to do community service. Doing community service is a fine choice for extracurricular activity, if you enjoy it. It can be a satisfying and selfless way to contribute to society. But it is not necessary to have community service listed as an activity on your college application. You should put your extracurricular […]

When To Talk to Kids About Student Debt

When should you talk to your kids about student debt? As soon as possible. Don’t wait until they are about to graduate. Some debt is good. Some debt amounts to an anvil around a young person’s neck.

What’s the Easiest Way to Get a College Scholarship?

Get Good Grades. It’s true.  In the realm of college admissions, it’s the geeks who get the biggest scholarships. But wait.  Don’t the jocks get the biggest scholarships?  Well, sometimes that’s true.  If you play hoops well enough to be recruited by the Georgetown Hoyas, then you’ve got a ticket to ride.  Or if you […]

Does Applying for Financial Aid Hurt My College Admissions Chances?

New Jersey Educational Consultant gives her take on the relationship between applying for financial aid and getting accepted to college. Should you check that “YES” box for financial aid or not?

College Expert on Saving Money Lynn University Style

Mark discusses Lynn University’s innovative approach to helping its students save money.

College Admissions Expert on Financial Aid at Private Universities

Mark goes to the University of Miami to illustrate that if you want to get accepted to a great private college and need financial aid, your grades had better match your enthusiasm.

Educational Consultant on Scholarship Strategies

Expert admissions counselor Mark Montgomery goes to the University of Miami to talk about one student’s unusual path to a full-ride scholarship and even an admission offer from an Ivy League school. An inspiring story for anyone trying to find the perfect college. I’m on the campus today of the University of Miami in Coral […]

College Admissions Expert Explains Why “Free Perks” Aren’t So Free

Mark goes to Rollins College and explains that when you’re considering accepting a college’s admissions offer, remember that the “free” perks aren’t really so free.