New York University is one of the nation’s most popular universities. In fact, NYU just made the Princeton Review’s 2017 list of dream schools. A regular winner of this honor, NYU is currently the fourth most popular school among teenagers and eighth among parents. But it’s also one of the nation’s most expensive. NYU hasn’t released its 2017-2018 cost of attendance yet, but the price for the current year is nearly $72,000.
The college application process is often overwhelming. It is possible, however, to conduct a successful college search with the right tools. And in this digital age, the Internet can make the search much easier. There are many online resources that can boost your clients' chances of creating a great college list. Here are seven resources to check out:
1. The College Board Website
This is a handy site for quickly sizing up an individual college’s financial aid practices.
More than 70 percent of college students borrow for college, with the average undergraduate leaving college with more than $37,000, loans are at a historic high. And those figures don’t include what parents borrow, something difficult to track. It’s important to understand lending basics when your clients need to shop for college loans. Here are eight things you should know as your clients contemplate borrowing for college:
1. Don’t be so sure that your clients can cover the cost.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".