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5 Helpful Tips On How To Choose A College

Is your teen putting together their college list? Are they wondering how to narrow down the selection and pick the best one? Figuring out how to choose a college and the multiple factors to consider can be daunting. On top of that, knowing their decision impacts the next four years of their life and beyond…

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How To Determine, “Is College Worth It?”

With student loan debt totaling a whopping 1.5 trillion dollars, it’s understandable that many people might be asking the question, “Is college worth it?” After all, next to a home mortgage, paying for higher education is one of the most significant financial investments a person can make during their lifetime. Studies show that college is…

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The Best Financial Tips For New College Students

Your student has successfully navigated high school, toured campuses, applied to and been accepted into college. All summer, they’ve dreamt of the momentous day when their new life away from home begins, as well as all the freedom and responsibility that comes along with it. As a parent, you know they’ll learn much more than…

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How To Make The Most Of Your Campus Tour

When your college-bound student has prepared their list of top colleges and begun moving toward the decision-making phase, the most exciting way to narrow down the selection is with a campus tour. By experiencing the college environment firsthand, talking with program directors and students, and seeing the facilities up close, it will be easier for…

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College Planning For Sophomore High School Year

It might seem early to have a college funding plan in place if your daughter or son is only 14 or 15. It’s not! A student’s sophomore year in high school is the best time to start college planning as it marks the next phase for parents to narrow down the best financial options and…

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Summer Job Benefits and Why Your Student Needs One

For college and high school students, summers provide a welcomed respite from the rigors of the academic year. With a free schedule it is the perfect opportunity to find a summer job to earn some fun money for the upcoming year, and, most importantly, save for college. With the rising costs of college tuition, room…