Paying for college as a first-generation student

Paying for college as a first-generation student

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The high cost of tuition can be discouraging for high school students considering college, especially if they are “first generation” (meaning their parents did not attend college in the U.S.). Affording college is possible, even for low-income and first-gen students and their families. Here are six helpful financial tips for you and your student! 1. Don’t rule out private

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Transfer advice

Transfer advice

First, don’t panic. It can be painful (and frustrating) to see your student unhappy, but the fact that they’re actively reflecting on their education and goals is a sign of personal investment and maturity. A 2015 study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that over a third of college students transferred at least once. Transferring doesn’t

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Service learning and civic engagement

Service learning and civic engagement

I chose my job recruiting and training college students to mentor and improve college access for low-income, first-generation or otherwise at-risk middle school students for many reasons but one in particular: I believe that by inspiring college students to get involved in their communities, together we can have a greater impact than I could alone.

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  • We're so glad you found the list useful and hope your son is having a good adjustment to college!