About

Liz Skogerboe
Liz is the Marketing and Outreach Specialist for College Raptor. She holds a BA in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from the University of Iowa. Her passions include higher education and student development, stemming from her on-campus involvement at Iowa.

Two Common Mistakes Regarding Student Loan Scammers

If you already have, or are considering taking out, loans to help pay for your college, one thing you will want to stay aware of is student loan scammers. Understanding your loans and how to pay them back can be tough, so we’ve gathered some helpful hints for staying away from any scammers. One thing …

The HiSET and TASC Tests: What are They?

Have trouble finishing high school and wondering what your next steps may be? If you were planning on taking the GED (General Education Diploma), be sure to consider the HiSET and TASC tests as well. These tests are all used to measure your knowledge in accordance with that of a typical high school graduate. The …

Why You Should Consider an Open House Campus Tour

There are three major types of campus tours, one of them: an open house tour. Many colleges put on open houses for students to check out the campus, talk to current students or faculty members, and meet other prospective students. An open house can be an exciting and informative event to learn about the school …

Winter Break Wisdom: Prep for the ACT/SAT

Studying? During your long-awaited winter break? You might be wondering why you’re even reading this, but trust me, I promise it’s nothing that bad! We know that most students typically like to spend their winter breaks hanging out with friends and catching up on sleep, while throwing thoughts of school to the wayside. One thing …

Dangers of Defaulting on Student Loans

Failing to make your loan payments on time can result in some pretty hefty consequences. When getting your loan, you signed a document for it according to legal terms set by the lender and agreed to a schedule of paying back the loan. This document, the promissory note, is what holds you responsible to making …

How To Study if You’re an Auditory Learner

There are five main types of learning styles, each with specific traits and preferences for learning. Auditory learners pick up information best when they are hearing the material, or through speaking it aloud themselves and hearing it that way. Auditory learners may be especially skilled at perceiving tone and getting a good feeling of one’s …

Should I Get a Federal or a Private Student Loan?

Paying for college can be difficult because the cost is so high, and it can also be hard to understand. There’s a ton of terminology like loans, grants, scholarships, financial aid, the FAFSA, etc. to learn about as well. If you are paying for college on your own, the entire process can be even more …

What Does it Mean When a School Has a “No Loan” Policy?

You may find yourself reading the title of this post and thinking, “Wait, what?” How could a college not have students taking out loans to pay for their education? However, once you learn more about how and why colleges are doing this, it starts to make sense. First things first—why are colleges across the country …