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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The case for college

The case for college

As you help your high school student plan for what comes next, do you find yourself wondering if college is the wisest choice? According to the College Board’s most recent Trends in Higher Education report, tuition continues to rise faster than inflation, financial aid and income. Housing and meals, class and activity fees, and textbooks

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  • Great article. It reminded me to ask my high school senior about which of her preferred colleges have reached out about a regional event. We attended an event like this with our older daughter who was attending school far from home and it was very valuable.