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Coronavirus College Resources For Families

The already complicated college process just became more challenging for families in the wake of COVID-19. Campus visits are cancelled, ACT test dates are postponed and more changes every day. How does a family conduct a search and choose a college in this new environment? College Inside Track is here to help and below is…

Federal Student Loan Payments Suspended Through Sept. 30

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has suspended all federal student loan payments through September 30, 2020. Here’s what you need to know:   No interest will accrue on your federal student loans through Sept. 30, 2020.   Your federal student loan balance doesn’t change unless you make payments, meaning…

Expert Tips: 3 ways to help your college student transition home from a campus closure

  By Cozy Wittman   Classical music plays in 32 or 64 counts in my dining room while I try to get some work done. I poke my head out of my office to see my dance major warming up at our railing, on the wood floors, in my dining room. Unlike so many students,…

Expert Tips: Top 5 ways to evaluate a college in the COVID-19 world

  Can’t visit the colleges you are considering? Here are 5 best practices from the experts at College Inside Track:   Take a virtual tour of the campus with a current student as your guide Nearly everyone is telling families to take virtual tours of colleges they are interested in, which is certainly good and…

Insider tips for the week of March 2, 2020

FAFSA says how much you can pay for college, but it’s often wrong – The NY Times explains what the FAFSA says you can afford is usually less than you will end up paying, which comes as a big surprise to many families. This is an important read as you plan how to make the…

4 mistakes families make that increase the cost of college

While the rising cost is certainly a factor, it is often the decisions that families themselves make that cause them to unnecessarily pay more for college than they should (and potentially increase student debt). As hard as it might be, there are instances where a family needs to recognize a college-related decision will cost them…

College Inside Track Alumni Newsletter – April 2020

  3 ways to help your college student transition home – Like so many parents, CIT’s Cozy Wittman unexpectedly had her daughter back home after her campus closed due to COVID-19. Take a few minutes to read her advice on how to make that abrupt transition a success.     Federal student loan payments suspended…

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