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Insider Tips for the week of April 6, 2024

Additional college expenses you should plan for – Most families are prepared for the basics of tuition, room, board, books and “fees”. In fact, this basic list is what college websites use to publish their Cost of Attendance. But there are other expenses you need to know about and plan for. Pre-health undergrad options for students – Many incoming college students…

Insider Tips for the week of March 16, 2024

Expert tips on getting the most scholarships – Suzy Fallon from College Inside Track shares the secret sauce for how families can maximize scholarship dollars. Key takeaway: Each college has its own financial aid philosophy and you want to find those that match with your student’s profile. Take a few minutes to read this valuable…

Insider Tips for the week of February 3, 2024

Insider tips for building the college list (part two) – The College Inside Track Consulting Team  for effectively building a strong college application list. FAFSA mistake fixed but data further delayed – The huge mistake on the new, redesigned FAFSA will be fixed, but colleges won’t receive any student FAFSA information until sometime in March, further delaying a process that…

List Building Toward Three Career Paths: Physical/Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training, written by CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb

Written by CIT Consultant Tiffany Kolb Becoming a doctor is not your only option! Explore careers in Physical and Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training.  A torn ACL, repaired by surgery and followed up with months of physical therapy, is not an ideal experience for a high school athlete. However, an experience like this can increase…

Undergraduate Pre-Health Tracks with CIT Consultant, Anne Weber

For incoming undergraduates, pre-health remains a very popular choice. According to data from the College Board, over 10% of students indicated that they planned to focus on “pre-medicine” requirements during their undergraduate studies. And that’s a very good thing because, with an aging population, we need and will continue to need more healthcare providers. Steady…

10 Questions for a BSN Candidate with CIT Consultant, Anne Weber

For those considering a career in nursing, there’s no better way to learn than first-hand from an up-and-coming nurse. Several years ago, I never would have guessed that my daughter would go into nursing. Now, with just a couple months left in her training, she’s both excited and passionate about her career. See what Isabelle…

4 Pathways To Becoming A Nurse With CIT Consultant Anne Weber and BSN Candidate Isabelle Weber

Even before the COVID pandemic upended our hospitals, nurses have been in high demand. The Department of Labor predicts nursing will be the highest employment growth market for the next decade, with demand for registered nurses growing by 13% and demand for nurse practitioners by more than 40%. Globally, we will face a 13 million…

Insider Tips for the week of January 6, 2024

New FAFSA live – The overhauled FAFSA form for students attending college in Fall 2024 is now live, although this is during a “soft launch” period where the website may intermittently be down for updates. Check out our article to learn more. College admission is about celebration – Rick Clark encourages students to celebrate the applications they’ve submitted and all…

Insider Tips for the week of December 9, 2023

FAFSA error means less financial aid for families – The new, redesigned FAFSA that will launch by the end of 2023 has a calculation error that will result in most families qualifying for less financial aid than lawmakers intended. Learn more from CIT’s Chris Wills. Insider tips for building the college list (part one) –…

Insider Tips for the week of November 4, 2023

Capacity-constrained majors and the college list – CIT’s Anne Weber discusses problems posed by “capacity-constrained majors”, and sets forth five possible pathways families may consider to beat this alarming trend when constructing the college list. The complication with FAFSA simplification – The Brookings Institute analyzes how the FAFSA changes will impact different families based on their income and the number of…