When I first met John Baylor, the president of OnToCollege, I felt like I was talking to a radio celebrity. Little did I know that I WAS actually talking to a radio celebrity: the voice of the University Nebraska women’s volleyball program for almost a quarter century. He’s smart, energetic, optimistic, and a great conversationalist. …Continue Reading TuitionFit and OnToCollege Have a Podcast!
Have you seen the new series of ads for eBay called When You’re Over Overpaying? Try to get through the whole ad without smiling! It’s a simple mashup of friends looking at price tags of items in different stores and cracking up after they see the price of that same item on eBay. There isn’t…Continue Reading Stop Overpaying for College
By now, I think we’ve described what TuitionFit does at least a thousand times (if for some reason you’ve been hiding under a rock, check out my TED talk here). But no matter how excited I get with my big hand gestures and wide-eyed expressions, none of it compares to just seeing an example of…Continue Reading A TuitionFit Success Story – Simple yet Profound
Someone on Quora posted the question, “What don’t they tell you about college admissions?” At the risk of poking the beast, here you go. If you want to see the original post and the other responses that were posted, click here. I’m certainly not the only person with something to say about the subject. Some…Continue Reading Want to win your college search? Here are 10 things you have to know.
The free college thing seems like exactly the kind of red meat that a left-sided politicians would toss out during an election campaign. But to be frank, free college also seems like exactly the kind of systemic change that our society needs right now. After all, the last few decades have produced an ugly combination…Continue Reading Most Free College Proposals are an Opportunity Squandered
It’s a little weird to think that anyone out in the real world would perceive a call for transparency in college pricing as an idea that’s time has finally come. But such was the headline of an article from Washington DC last week. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania released a study of Net Price…Continue Reading It’s not the Price, It’s the Process
The Maddening Mirage of College Pricing College pricing is like a mirage adrift in a hall of mirrors. Most of the time, a school’s announced price is totally meaningless, tens of thousands of dollars more than what they ask you to pay. But “most of the time” doesn’t mean all of the time, and the…Continue Reading Do You Want to See Colleges’ Real Prices? Share Yours.
Whether you’re a hip gen Z’er browsing college apps on a smartwatch or a crusty cowboy mailing college applications by pony express, the way to get yourself into college still boils down to four steps: Make a short list of schools Apply to some of them Get accepted at least once Enroll at the best…Continue Reading The Biggest Reason Why the College Search Process is Broken
Almost every bit of a college marketing sales pitch boils down to this: “There is only one college or university that is perfectly suited for you, and we are it!” Not to be outdone, the rankings pumped out by higher ed “experts” just add to the spin, perpetuating the notion that each school occupies a distinct…Continue Reading The #1 Reason Why Where You Go To College Doesn’t Really Matter
How can you pick a college if you don’t know what it costs? That seems like a pretty fair question. But that’s not the way the college search works. Students are told to make a list of schools that they think are a good fit, but they can’t find out how much any of…Continue Reading What is TuitionFit?