Category Archives: Parents

TIPS ON LESSENING COLLEGE EXPENSE

TIPS ON LESSENING COLLEGE EXPENSE

Tips on lessening college expense: Be proactive early in order to reduce the out of pocket cost of college later Continue reading

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SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY

SIX NO-NO’S THAT COULD IMPACT FINANCIAL AID NEGATIVELY

Gaining knowledge about the financial aid process could potentially save you money.   Here are six No-No’s that could impact Financial Aid negatively:  Wait too long to plan for college through Financial Planning, saving, and knowing where funds will come … Continue reading

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THE FAFSA IS AVAILABLE: 3 REASONS TO GET IT DONE EARLY

THE FAFSA IS AVAILABLE: 3 REASONS TO GET IT DONE EARLY

On January 1, the FAFSA for 2016-2017 is available to all college applicants and parents of applicants.
Here are 3 things that should be done and reasons to get it done early. Continue reading

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The Improper Act of Double Depositing

The Improper Act of Double Depositing

Making your final college choice by the decision and payment date of May 1st is not easy especially if you have been waitlisted by other colleges you are also considering. Some choose to “double deposit” and send deposits to several institutions where they have been accepted. In fact, if you do this, you are telling two or more colleges that you plan on attending in the fall. Continue reading

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Teens And Social Media

Teens And Social Media

Teens revolve their lives around their smartphones. Smartphones are where weekend plans are made, changed, and made again; where secrets are shared and gossip is created; and where all types of social connections are made. Their social lives are displayed in high definition for their friends to view and the world to see. Fear of missing out has given rise to 24/7 connectivity, sleep texting and sleep deprivation. Their world operates from the palm of their hands and it is always open for business. Continue reading

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The Role Of Parents In The College Application Process

It’s incredibly hard to believe that our kids are heading off to college or are already there. As parents, we reflect on their growing years, our involvement at their schools, at sporting events or making costumes for their plays. As our kids get older, we need to learn to nurture that relationship in different ways, always loving and supportive but not quite as involved. This is especially true during their college prep years while students are living at home Continue reading

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