Insider tips for the week of Dec. 9, 2019

Need-to-know financial aid info – has a handy summary of everything your family needs to know about financial aid.

Insightful questions for an admission officer  – It’s hard to make the decision of what college to attend. Use this helpful list of questions from Road2College to ask the admission office at each of the schools you are considering.

What coaches want in recruitsIn a must-read for any family with an aspiring college athlete, a college coach explains to Inside Higher Ed why coaches lose interest in recruits that have nothing to do with athletic skill. Take a few minutes to read and discuss with your student.

How paying for college is changing middle-class life – When getting a college degree is seen as a moral obligation, families will spend whatever it takes. Check out this fascinating read from the NY Times.