Insider tips for the week of August 22, 2016

Below are our insider tips to help your family with the complicated college process!


How one student saved $20,000 on college – It wasn’t lots of scholarships but rather some very savvy planning and decisions. In this must-read for you and your child, Money’s Megan Leonhardt provides a terrific playbook on how average families can make college affordable by planning ahead and making some sacrifices. My favorite piece of advice: sign up for the earliest orientation session to get a better chance of getting all the courses you need.


The 3 secrets to getting into your dream school – How do you get into a school like MIT? Chris Peterson, assistant director of admissions, shares a wonderful perspective from the college side. Please share this important read with your child and thank you to Kevin McMullin of CollegeWise for highlighting his advice.


PS – We will be conducting education seminars all over the greater Twin Cities area this fall and would love to have you join us. Check out our calendar to find a location near you!