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Scott Smallwood

101 posts
Co-founder of Open Campus.

Life without loans

When one of your monthly bills suddenly disappears, what do you do with that newfound cash? That's been the question for roughly 40 million Americans during the pandemic as the government froze repayments on student loans.

When the SAT feels like a lock, not a key

"What I would hope that colleges are thinking about and looking for when they’re identifying students [is] asking, ‘Is the seed there enough to grow, nurture, and plant into something beautiful?’ Or are you looking for a static, ready-made product that you don’t have to do anything with?"