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Podcast: Navigating Student Loans

By Chris Wills | June 9, 2021

College Inside Track’s Cozy Wittman was a guest on the “Your Life, Simplified” podcast sharing her wisdom on navigating student loans. Getting accepted into the school of your dreams can be stressful enough, but then you have to think about how — and who — is going to pay for it. Cozy shares best practices…

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Podcast: College Planning – Going Beyond the Dollar Signs

By Chris Wills | June 8, 2021

College Inside Track’s Cozy Wittman was a guest on the “Your Life, Simplified” podcast sharing her insight on college planning. Cozy goes beyond loans and scholarships for an in-depth discussion on considerations you may not be thinking about. Listen to the podcast here

CIT’s Cozy Wittman Talks Scholarships with The Weekly Wealth Podcast

By Susan Whalen | April 21, 2021

College Inside Track’s  Manager of Education and Partnerships, Cozy Wittman, was featured recently on The Weekly Wealth Podcast.  Cozy discussed planning for financial aid and scholarships with David Chudyk, Financial Advisor at Parallel Financial. Topics include: misperceptions around scholarships (including best and worse strategies for good money), the biggest providers of strong scholarships, how colleges…

Understanding the College Financial Aid Award Letter

By Chris Wills | March 15, 2021

  College Inside Track’s Cozy Wittman was recently featured in the Journal of Financial Planning, discussing ways to create transparency for families in the college funding process and better understanding the college financial aid award letter. Cozy explains in detail the college financial aid award letter, tips after receiving it, elements of good and bad…

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Is a Gap Year Right For You?

By Chris Wills | March 14, 2021

  College Inside Track’s Lessa Scherrer was featured in the Carlmont (Calif.) High School newspaper providing insight on “Is a Gap Year Right For You?”  Scroll down to the end of the page to view the article.

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FAFSA changes interview on WCCO

By Chris Wills | February 11, 2021

  College Inside Track President Chris Wills was interviewed by Esme Murphy on WCCO TV, discussing the changes made to the FAFSA. Wills explained that the changes, which go into effect for the 2023-24 school year, will be based on a family’s 2021 tax return information so families need to understand them now. Some of…

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Helping Families Save Money on College

By Chris Wills | January 12, 2021

CIT’s Chris Wills was featured on the WCCO Sunday morning show discussing strategies for families to save money on college.

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High school seniors struggle with ACT cancellations and system crashes

By Chris Wills | August 7, 2020

  College Inside Track was featured on KARE 11 TV discussing the ACT testing and registration challenges faced by high school students and their families. In the KARE 11 interview, CIT’s Chris Wills said the problems started in the spring, when many schools had to cancel their in-school testing dates due to the virus. “You…

Wisconsin Universities Adjusting Admissions Process Amid Coronavirus

By Chris Wills | April 6, 2020

    College Inside Track President Chris Wills was interviewed by Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss how the coronavirus is impacting the college admissions process. Click here to read the story

Will St. Paul’s $50-a-baby college savings program work?

By Chris Wills | January 2, 2020

College Inside Track’s Jay Benanav was featured in the Pioneer Press’ two-part series on St. Paul’s college savings program.