Lynn Oshaughnessy

Lynn O'Shaughnessy is a nationally acclaimed author, journalist, and speaker in higher education. She contributes to CBS MoneyWatch and her own popular college blog,, on a regular basis. Money Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fox Business News, Huffington Post, Parade Magazine, CBS This Morning, USA Today, and US News & World Report are among the publications for which Lynn has written or been interviewed about college. She works with the University of California, San Diego Extension as the consulting director of college planning, K-12. She is also a frequent speaker on how to discover and finance quality schools for families.

Lynn's son is a college sophomore and her daughter is a recent college graduate. Lynn earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.