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.

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 …

Colleges with the Best Student Housing

While living in a school-owned building may not seem like every student’s dream, there are quite a few colleges around the United States with top-notch room and board options. We’ve gathered a list of just a handful of the trendiest housing options found in the U.S., in no particular order. Check them out below! Founders Hall, …

How Many Credit Hours Should I Take?

When I was an orientation leader for the University of Iowa, I worked with our campus academic advisors to help new students build their class schedules. This is one of the questions I was asked the most by students. Many new students come in with an outline of a schedule that they (or their parents) …

Schools with Great Resources for Students with Special Needs

Students with special needs might not have considered continuing into post-secondary education after high school. College can be a daunting process for any student, and it can be tough to figure out how to advocate for yourself to ensure your needs are met. Luckily, there are offices on campuses designed to help students with various …

What is an Independent College Counselor?

Maybe you’ve heard of them, and maybe you haven’t. Sometimes referred to as Independent Educational Consultants, these counselors are frequently self-employed, or otherwise work for consulting businesses. Independent College Counselors work to help students and their families navigate the college search and application process. Counselors typically work with families that are looking for a more …