…fat, sick, and stupid.

All of my four children just rolled their eyes when they read this blog post title.  I recently learned that I have some teenage followers of my blog who are about to head off to college.  So, in this lull between finishing the college apps and the whirlwind end of senior year, I want to … Continue reading …fat, sick, and stupid.

Deadlines are approaching

I'm procrastinating. I need to polish off the financial aid applications to all the schools where our daughter applied.  Instead, I'm writing this blog about it.  I figured some of you may be in my boat. The essays are written. The admissions applications were wrapped up two weeks ago.  But the sticker shock is still … Continue reading Deadlines are approaching

CSS Profile: no, it’s not a crime show

Two weeks ago I wrote a bit about the FAFSA to help nudge fellow parents who were procrastinating or thinking it wasn't necessary in their situation to look into the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Today I want to go another step down the financial aid road and tell you a bit about the … Continue reading CSS Profile: no, it’s not a crime show

FAFSA: not an F-word anymore

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid You've heard about it, but like so many first-time applicants, you don't want to do it.  Take it from this veteran parent:  you want to do this!  And they've made it easier in recent years, so read on and get ready. I hear many folks in the middle … Continue reading FAFSA: not an F-word anymore