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Insider tips for the week of November 1, 2022

Underclassmen strategies – If you have a HS underclassman, now is the time to nail down a concrete strategy related to college debt and the college search. Check out the advice from CIT’s Cozy Wittman. Study skills guide – Grades are a vital part of the college application. Courtesy of James Madison University, here’s a…

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Can We Juggle Assets to Make Ourselves Need-based?

  In this three minute video, CIT Education and Partnerships lead Cozy Wittman answers the perennial questions asked by high-EFC parents in search of college dollars: “Can we juggle assets to make ourselves need-based? What can we do to make ourselves needier on the FAFSA and CSS Profile?”      Learn the single strongest factor determining whether…

Happy Halloween from the Pets of College Inside Track!

We love all of our pets, at College Inside Track.  Somehow they showed up at our last staff meeting all dressed up for Halloween. Trick or Treat!!!

Freshman Best Practice: Find a Living Learning Community!

Stephanie George, College Inside Track Consultant Hello, Stephanie!  Our topic today is Living Learning Communities (LLCs).  I know that you’re a proponent of them. What exactly is an LLC, and what colleges have them?  A living learning community is a smaller community in a college or university; students in an LLC have common interests and…

Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Applications Open

Student loan forgiveness applications open  The Department of Education has launched a beta test of its application website for those seeking debt relief. Federal student loan borrowers can now submit applications through the Department’s beta mode website. Borrowers who submit their applications now will not need to resubmit them once the Department of Education begins…

Macalester and Carleton: Two Great Midwestern LA Colleges, Compared

CIT consultant Paige Feldman toured and compares two Midwestern Liberal Arts Colleges, both in Minnesota: Macalester College in St. Paul and Carleton College in Northfield.  An intriguing look at two great institutions!        

Cozy Wittman: Current College Trends on the “Something More with Chris Boyd” radio show

Cozy Wittman, Education and Partnership Manager of College Inside Track, joins CEO, Chris Boyd, CFP®, and Wealth Advisor, Jeff Tomaneng, CFP® to discuss college planning and trends. Cozy discusses how she helps students prepare for the college search and selection process by explaining when students should start their search, important factors to consider, and how…

Insider tips for the week of October 8, 2022

10 FAFSA mistakes to avoid – The FAFSA opened on Oct. 1 and is now available to be completed by 2023 HS grads. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid, courtesy of the Dept. of Ed. College admissions are stressful enough, don’t make it worse – Allison Slater Tate provides a healthy reminder to…

The College Admissions Interview, Part Two: When Your Interviewer Turns the Table

Admissions interviews are in full swing, and with a new enthusiasm – no doubt because admissions officers must work especially hard this year to determine applicant interest. Each day, colleges are adding interview dates (sometimes referring to them as “one-on-one visits with your admissions counselor”) – indicating to students the significance of registering for this…

The College Admissions Interview, Part One: Schedule Now, and Enjoy the Process!

 Admissions interviews are more important now than ever. Don’t hold out on scheduling yours until it’s too late and the slots (and your possible admissions advantage) are gone. Here’s some of the best advice we share with our clients to help them make the most of theirs.   At College Inside Track, we are seeing…