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Choosing the right college and finding a way to pay for it requires putting your thinking cap on years before graduation. This grade-by-grade college-prep checklist will help you and your student start the search, stay on track and...

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Senior year is such an exciting time! There is so much happening and even more to look forward to; it’s no wonder that many seniors find themselves in a bind at the end of the year because they’ve fallen victim to senioritis. more

Life Skills

Did you know... Americans owe over $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among about 44 million borrowers? more

DYK

Did you know that 65% of revoked admissions are due to Senioritis-impacted final grades? more

DYK

Did you know... Universities and colleges report graduation rates based on 6 years, not 4 years. In fact, 60% of students at 4-year universities actually take 6 years to complete their degree? more

DYK

According to The College Board, the average cost for tuition is $9,410 per year for in-state students, while the cost for out-of-state students averages $23,893. That’s over two and a half times the cost! more

money matters

Did you know that roughly half of all mechanics will be eligible for retirement in just 15 years? more

jobs/careers

Any good parent will tell you he or she wants the best for their kids. It’s just a normal emotion that comes with being a parent. When it comes to sports, though, sometimes our parenting instincts get a little carried away. more

admissions

How can you get in-state tuition at an out-of-state school? more

DYK

Obtaining a college degree can be expensive, and many graduates find themselves paying off student debt for years after graduation. Students and parents often take into account the standard costs of tuition, housing and food, but there are... more

money matters

Your friends are not the only ones looking at your social media! Up to 27% of college counselors said they look at a prospective student’s pages to get a better idea of the kind of students are applying to their school... more

Life Skills

We’ve all seen it happen: A student walks into a room with sweaty palms, wide eyes, and a facial expression that suggests a sense of impending doom. They know that they aren’t ready for the test, you know that they aren’t ready for the test... more

test prep

Your son or daughter is about to make the magical transformation from teen to young adult. As the one charged with sending them off into the world, it’s no wonder you’re stressed! Learn how to cope! more

financial aid

The Class of 2017 will find that the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process will be different than for previous graduates. How do the changes affect your chance for aid? more

money matters

Say hello to ten reasons you should consider making one of today’s community colleges a first option when it comes to admissions. more

college tours

With student loan debt exceeding credit card debt, building a college savings plan could help prevent you from going into debt when paying for your child's college. Dave Ramsey talks about the do's and don'ts for building that college savings. more

financial aid

How much will YOU spend on college applications? more

applications

Heavy eyelids. Constant yawning. Utter lack of energy. Did we just describe how you feel in the morning? You're not alone! The American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. in order for students to get... more

teen health

50% of colleges report that a student's demonstrated interest in the school is highly important in the admission process. How can you make sure the college you're applying to knows that you really want to attend school there? more

admissions

Saying “pretty please” or “abracadabra” won’t guarantee you a scholarship. Neither does falling for the too-good-to-be-true scholarship service scams. more

financial aid

To get the most out of your campus visits and tours, try creating a list of questions and the “must haves” that you’re looking for in a college. Here are a few examples and some tips to help you pick the right college for you. more

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