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Parents often experience the same mix of excitement and anxiety as their children do when it comes to starting college. By attending the freshman orientation with your student, you can get the information you need to feel confident about your child's future. Here's how to prepare.
You are about to start one of the biggest journeys in your life, and it all begins with your freshmen orientation. If you aren't sure what to expect, check out this student guide.
A full ride scholarship reduces the cost of getting a degree, but there are more expenses that aren't included. Here's what you need to know about these costs.
The FAFSA deadline is drawing near. If your child hasn't finished theirs, now is the time. And here's why.
While $500 may not seem like much, it sure was a surprise to this father. Learn exactly what his daughter did to secure that free money.
Finding local scholarships requires some research, but the rewards make it well worth the effort. If you want to help your child track down some extra cash, here are some great places to start.
The best way to know your child is choosing the right college depends on numerous factors. So, before you let the confusion surrounding the topic overwhelm you, here are some tips to make the whole decision more manageable.
With spring break here, students have some extra time on their hands. While we certainly believe in R&R, it is also a great time to knock out some applications. Here are 25 scholarships to apply to by the end of April.
College is expensive, even if your child does well in the scholarship arena. Learn how to save money in college with our list of 75 easy ways to save.
The semester is almost half-way over. Are you worried about your child's grades? Believe it or not, students have plenty of time to bring them up, especially with a few of the ideas below. So, before your student assumes there is nothing they can do, here are a few tips on how to improve grades last minute.
The official start of spring is drawing near. And that means Spring Break is just around the corner. But, how can a parent help their child strike a balance between work and play during this annual event? By using some of the tips found here.
Average college tuition & fees increased by 9%. If your child is heading to college or already there, you may be able to (surprisingly) save by negotiating college tuition. Here are 5 steps to take.
The idea of applying to scholarships can be overwhelming for students and parents alike. Many parents and students have a range of misconceptions about how the scholarship process works, when you can apply, where the money goes, and even if it will ever get easier. Luckily, there are answers to all of those concerns...
For many college students, being away at school isn’t easy. Often, they are subjected to incredible amounts of stress, aren’t getting enough sleep, and might not be eating right. On top of that, they may also be very lonely. So, consider taking time to remind them you are thinking of them by sending a care package
Tax season isn’t often considered a fun time. But it is a chance to take advantage of certain educational tax benefits which may help lower the amount of federal taxes you owe this tax year.
Essays are a common requirement for scholarship applications, and you stand the best chance of being selected if your essay stands out. To create content that will stand out from the crowd, make sure to avoid these four scholarship essay cliches.
...the ideal time actually would have been earlier. So when exactly should your child start applying for scholarships? In this post, we break down the ‘scholarship seasons’ and let you know exactly when your child should start looking for the big bucks for college.
Now that the winter holidays are over, many seniors across the country realize that they are mere months away from graduating. To help your child finish the marathon that leads to graduation, keep an eye out for these signs of burnout. And, if you do see them struggling, you can follow the accompanying tips to help them keep their eye on the finish line.
Now that the New Year has started, most people choose a few resolutions to help guide them through the next year. While resolutions are often personal, there are numerous options that you can share with your college-aged children.
One of the most stressful times of the college application season has begun. To help you navigate the upcoming emotional minefield, here are some tips to make this exciting (and terrifying) time more manageable.
While a high school education is critical for future success, you don’t learn everything you need to know about life while in school. If you want to get the student in your life moving out on the right foot, here are ten great books to give them some of the information they simply don’t cover in traditional education.
With students having some free time over holiday break, we thought we'd share these. The best part? The majority have minimal requirements which means most students are eligible to apply. Time to get busy!
Whether your kids are home from college or high school, the holiday season is an opportunity to spend time together. Here are 15 activities you can all do this holiday season.
Choosing a holiday gift for a college student can feel like a challenge. If you want to pick a holiday gift that is sure to brighten their day, here are some great options for all of the special students in your life
The holiday season is upon us. While this often represents time to spend with family, it is also a great time to catch up on the college prep that has fallen to the wayside
It may be hard to believe, but college admissions deadlines are already approaching. To help you stay on track, here is a quick guide.
Whether your child is going to be a freshman or they are returning to college in the fall, it's time to start thinking about how to pay for it - or else you can miss out on a lot of money! Here are 5 quick tips to maximize the FAFSA.
While scholarships can sometimes seem like mystical creatures, the truth is that students are awarded billions of dollars in scholarships every single year. Check out our 10-point checklist below to help your child be competitive for scholarships.
College is near and you're freaking out over the cost. We want to talk about a few key expenses AND how to cut those expenses too. These next 5 minutes could save you $12,436.56. (No, we are not GEICO.. but we save families money too!)