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  • Saving for College
    How Waiting to Save for College Could Cost You in the End
    Confession: My oldest daughter is 4 and my youngest is 6 months old, and I’m already stressing about how I’m going to pay their college tuition. They’re not even in Kindergarten yet, so why the anxiety? Because when it comes to kids, time ...
    Rachel Sokol
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    Paying for College
    Top 10 Tips for Paying for College
    No matter how much you scrimp and save, paying for your kids' college tuition can seem like an insurmountable task. With many four-year schools charging hundreds of thousands of dollars for a degree, most families need help getting their kids to ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    College Visit Pros & Cons Worksheet
    Choosing a college is usually largely about the numbers (such as tuition, student enrollment, and financial aid). But gut feelings about whether the school is the right fit are also a vital part of the decision process. Use this worksheet to take...
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    Financial Aid
    Shrinking the College Tab
    The most effective way to shrink college expenses is to think big. Aim for merit awards or fat financial aid packages. There are plenty of other opportunities, however, that you can seize to whittle down costs. Here are some to get you started: ...
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    College Applications
    The College Application Process: A Parent's Checklist
    The College Application Process: A Parent's Checklist The Education Conservancy developed this handy list of guidelines for parents: Recognize that gaining admission to college is merely one step in a process of education that will include your ...
  • School and Learning
    Student Loans
    Private College Loan Perils
    Private College Loan Perils Nearly 50% of undergraduate private student loan borrowers fail to exhaust their low-cost federal student loans to finance their college education.--Consumers Union report Alison Rabil, the director of financial aid a...
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    How to Help Your Teen Choose a College
    Applying to college is stressful enough—all those essays, SAT and ACT scores, and non-stop chatter in school about who’s going where...it can be overwhelming for teens and parents alike. Thankfully, (and take it from my parents who put four k...
    Rachel Sokol
  • School and Learning
    College Essays
    Writing Your Way into College
    Writing Your Way into College The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. --Anais Nin, author On a sunny autumn day in San Diego, scores of college guidance counselors from across the country resisted t...
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    Financial Aid
    Winning the Financial Aid Lottery
    Winning the Financial Aid Lottery It used to be that you could try for that reach school and if you got in, you didn't have to worry because everybody who got in, who needed money, got money. Today, however, as colleges are asked to fund more an...
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    College Life
    What I Wish I'd Known About College
    The most important lessons I learned at college weren't the ones my professors taught me. Instead, I learned unpleasant truths about things like money, socializing, and self-sufficiency – usually the hard way. If I could go back and give advice...
    Mitch Krpata
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    College Life
    Top 10 Care Package Items for College Students
    Show your college student that you love and miss her by mailing a care package full of dorm room essentials and comforting treats. Whether it's her birthday, Valentine's Day, finals time, or just because, learn what to send to brighten her day. ...
    Erin Dower
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    Living in Dorms
    Top 10 College Dorm Supplies
    Sending your teen off to college can be a stressful and scary time. You want to make sure he or she is properly prepared and has all the essentials for living away from home. Here are some of the top necessities every new or returning college stu...
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    Campus Jobs
    Top 10 Jobs on Campus
    Our list of campus jobs will put a little extra cash in your college kid's pocket. With flexible hours and good pay, his studies won't suffer and he won't be calling you for extra money! ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • School and Learning
    Saving for College
    Get the Stats: Teens and College Finance
    Is your teen ready to manage money when she goes off to college? Take this quiz from the College Parents of America to find out. ...
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    Admission Interviews
    Top 10 Things Colleges Look for in a High-School Student
    What are college admissions officers looking for as they review your child's application? The admissions process varies and can be subjective to some degree, but here are 10 things that could help your child stand out and score acceptance letters...
  • Teens
    Kids and Credit Cards
    Reality Check: Kids and Credit
    How much do you know about kids and credit? Take our quiz and find out! ...
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    College Applications
    Going the Extra Mile: Extracurricular Activities and College Admissions Quiz
    What are college admissions committees looking for when they read your teen's application and check out her extracurricular activities? Find out just how much those extras count. ...
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    Early Decision
    Is Early Decision the Right Choice?
    Your daughter is sure which college she wants to attend. Should she apply under the early decision option? ...