What if the Federal Loan isn’t enough for your student?  Strategic thinking about loan options beyond the federal loan — with important cautions for parents — from College Inside Track Manager of Education and Partnerships Cozy Wittman. An additional resource from CIT President Chris Wills:   Four Last Chance Financial Aid Strategies For Parents  

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University of Minnesota regents in February approved a free tuition plan for students of families learning less that 50k per year.   The offer applies to student who will study at the flagship campus in Minneapolis (where tuition will run approximately 15k per year), along with the University’s campuses in Crookston, Duluth, Morris, and Rochester.  …

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It’s that time of year: high school students are arranging their class schedules for next term.  One of the most common questions we hear is:  “How many AP or IB classes should my child take?” Q:   Kelly will have completed four AP classes by the end of this year, as a junior — AP US…

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College Inside Track consultant Greta Van Ochten discusses the work of Pick One, College Inside Track’s project-based client development program.   Pick One kicks off this week with a client webinar, for students in 9th through 12 grade.   Tell me about the CIT Pick One program.   College applications are increasingly asking questions related to…

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Deferred at your highly selective school, with an option to choose Early Decision II?  Here’s what you need to know. Colleges have seen record numbers of qualified applicants during the 2020/2021 application cycle, upwards of 25% at many Highly/Most Selective Colleges. Admissions officers have speculated a number of reasons for this much higher rate of…

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The admissions landscape for seniors now includes a record number of deferrals.  “Colleges defer for one of two reasons,” says CIT Consultant Lessa Scherrer.  “Either they need more information, or they’re not sure you’ll enroll.” Watch this quick video for best strategies for dealing successfully with your deferral. “Why Was I Deferred, and What Do…

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