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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…

Navigating the college process in the new COVID-19 world slides

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? Our team at College Inside Track is actively monitoring these…

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…

Making the Most of Your Quarantine

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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…

College Inside Track Insider Tips presentation

  Click here to download the College Inside Track Insider Tips Presentation   Here were additional resources shared: College Inside Track Facebook page where lots of timely updates and helpful info is posted College-related coronavirus resources for families (regularly updated) List of test-optional colleges and universities   Here are additional articles you may find helpful: 5 Myths…

CIT Essay Tips Webinar

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School Counselor COVID-19 Related Professional Development

  Click here to access the COVID-19 related school counselor professional development slide show   Here were additional resources shared: College-related coronavirus resources for families (regularly updated) College Inside Track Facebook page where lots of timely updates and helpful info is posted List of test-optional colleges and universities Forbes 2019 college financial health grades

Insider money tips for the week of February 3, 2020

  Major change to 529 Plans – The SECURE Act signed at the end of last year includes a major change that now allows 529 Plan dollars to be used to pay for student loans. However, certain states need to conform their tax laws to the federal one, otherwise folks in those states may face…