Everyone knows that you can’t count on a stock tip emailed to you from a stranger with bad grammar. But did you know that you may not be able to count on the information provided about college finance in the popular press? College Coach finance experts, all of whom are former college financial aid officers, were surprised recently when we found serious inaccuracies in the article Four Accounts Every Parent Needs For Their Kids published by the financial advising website NerdWallet on NASDAQ.com . We hope that sharing these errors with you—and explaining why the information is wrong—will help you begin to separate the good material from the bad material so that you can confidently prepare your college payment plan.
The Insider: College Admissions Advice from the Experts is where College Coach experts weigh in on the latest college admissions topics. We cover everything from application timelines and strategies to tips on financing your child's education.
Subscribe to Our Blog
ACT admissions applying from abroad choosing a major choosing the right college college admissions advice college admissions consulting college admissions process college applications college lists college loans college visits common app common application common application help coronavirus covid-19 deciding on a college early action early decision educational consultant essay prompts essays FAFSA financial aid financial aid award getting in high school resume how to get into an ivy league school international students ivy league mba mba programs parenting paying for college SAT saving for college scholarships scholarship search standardized testing standardized tests summer activities summer planning tuition writing college essays