Lee Bierer - Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Independent College Counselor.

A tale of two college visits

This past President’s Day weekend I followed the advice I give to students and families – “trod the sod”. It’s time to get off the computer and get on the campus. I visited two colleges and it was truly a tale of two cities — one school went above and beyond and infused the visit with     Continue Reading...

Lee Bierer - Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Independent College Counselor.

Tool estimates education’s cost

Whenever I’ve written about financial aid issues, it’s always been directed toward high school seniors, but a new tool in the marketplace has been developed that assists families of high school underclassmen predict the cost of college. The “Net Price Calculator” (NPC) was     Continue Reading...

Lee Bierer - Nationally Syndicated Columnist and Independent College Counselor.

Don’t drop a course and pick up trouble

It’s the beginning of February, and while high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are bearing down, first semester is over and the pressure is off for seniors. Seniors who applied Early Decision (binding) or Early Action (nonbinding) have already heard from colleges and, if they’ve     Continue Reading...