Archive for Preparing for College

How to Read a College Acceptance Letter

How to Read a College Acceptance Letter Today’s the day — your child’s letter of acceptance from their favorite college has arrived. After celebrating the moment, however, it’s essential to review the details of their college acceptance letter, which will provide information on the acceptance, the student’s intended major, creating a student email address to […]

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College Visit Checklist: What You Need to Look for When Touring a College

A college tour is a great coming-of-age experience for a child and an important part of the process of choosing the right school. If you’re at the stage of planning college visits, you want to do it the right way so that your child can get the maximum benefit. What do parents need to know […]

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Paying for College: What You Need to Know About Making College More Affordable

One of the biggest challenges for a parent is figuring out how to afford college. Why is college so expensive? In today’s market, a good college may cost $50,000 a year or more! If your child is in high school, or even junior high school, you are probably already asking yourself questions like “how can […]

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What Counts as An Asset for College Financial Aid?

When filling out financial aid forms, you can expect to be called upon to present an accounting of your assets. But what counts as an asset on college financial aid forms? And do assets from parents hurt a child’s financial award eligibility? Here’s what you need to know. What Assets Do Parents Need to List […]

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Guide to Helping Your Child Choose the Right College

Guide to Helping Your Child Choose the Right College Choosing the right college is a big step toward your child’s future career. A “good fit” college gives your child the tools to succeed academically and the extracurricular activities to support a well-rounded college experience. That dream college also needs to fit into your family’s financial […]

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