Archive | Lynn’s Blog RSS feed for this section

Getting Your Financial Aid Award Verdict

I’ve been hearing from parents of high school seniors lately who are either elated by their financial aid awards or utterly depressed. Here are some examples: A dear friend of mine is thrilled because her son Geoffrey received a very large need-based aid package to Macalester College, which is where he is heading in the […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

The Hazards of Dreaming About Colleges

This is an excerpt of a post that I wrote for my college blog at CBS MoneyWatch last week after attending the biggest annual college fair in San Diego. You can read the entire post here: What’s Wrong With America’s Dream Colleges When I looked at The Princeton Review’s newly released lists of America’s most […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Parents Borrowing for College

Are you a parent looking for a college loan? Most of the press attention is focused on college loans that students take out, but there are parent loans as well. Today, I’m going to focus on  PLUS Loans and home equity lines. PLUS Loan For  parents, the federal government offers PLUS Loans. At first blush, […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

Stafford Loans: Borrowing for College

It’s that time of year when parents, as well as new and returning college students, start thinking about college loans. Consequently, today I want to answer a few questions about Stafford Loans, which are the most popular federal student loans. Here are the questions: Question No. 1: Are there different kinds of Stafford Loans? Yes. […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Answering College Questions

Today I wanted to share with you a Q&A about college issues that I did with a well-respected financial advisory firm in St. Louis, which is my home town. The firm’s director of communications interviewed me and published the answers this month in the firm’s client newsletter. I thought you might appreciate seeing what I […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

March Madness Graduation Rates

I’m rooting for two teams in the NCCA basketball tournament. The University of Missouri (I graduated from Mizzou’s world famous journalism school) and San Diego State University, which is a 10-minute drive from my house. With the tournament revving up on St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share a post that I wrote for my […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }