Become an informed consumer! Be very cautious about investing 50-200 thousand dollars in a college education.
Ensuring he or she has the preparation, skills, and personal development for a successful career
Dr. Marshall Shumsky has over 40 years of experience with college education including 2 decades as a professor and admissions committee member at Northwestern University, the University of Virginia, and Cal State University ...
For middle class families, one can expect to pay $50-200 thousand dollars for 4 plus years of college education. For many families, this investment will be second only to the cost of their home. Beyond monetary investment, your child's future is on the line. Making incorrect choices can amount to years of wasted time for a student, a misuse of family money, the loss of self-esteem and damage to career prospects. With... Read More »
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