This is the second in a series of posts that college finance expert, Laurie Peltier, is writing about her own experience going through the college application and enrollment processes with her kids. Her first post focused on how to stay organized during the college search process. Here, she discusses staying organized during the final decision-making process.
March and April of senior year was a very stressful time for me and my kids. Some colleges had sent out their acceptances and their scholarship offers, while others were still requesting more information like tax returns and W-2’s. There were some disappointments along the way when one got waitlisted or denied. I began to second-guess our list, and worry about our finances. Every day included an anxious trip to the mailbox and a debate at the dinner table. We wondered how we would ever make a decision by May 1st, the national deposit deadline.
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