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By Elizabeth LaScala

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About this blog: I post articles to offer timely and substantive college admission guidance on important topics and issues. Originally from New York, I have a B.S. from Hunter College in NYC and advanced professional degrees from the University of...  (More)

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Student Loans That Make Sense
Dec 13, 2013 8:56 am
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The wide availability of student loans in the US reflects the value our nation places on access to higher education. As a college admission counselor, I have worked... More
An Insider's Look at College Advising
Dec 3, 2013 3:25 pm
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Applying to college can be one of the most bewildering as well as rewarding experiences for high school students and their families. I thought I would start my... More
Quick! Show Me the Money--the CSS Profile
Sep 30, 2013 4:43 pm
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Timing is critical. For high school seniors who plan to request financial aid, now is the time to determine the forms required at each college on your list. You... More
7 steps to success: the college transfer path
Aug 26, 2013 3:09 pm
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Each year I receive calls from high school seniors who want help with the transfer path. My heart skips a beat when I get this type of call, particularly when it... More
Some Unexpected College Costs
Jul 29, 2013 5:49 pm
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The cost of a college education these days is soaring and out of pocket expenses for families range from costly to obscenely expensive. After accounting for tuition... More
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