“First in college” families — Paying for college

“First in college” families — Paying for college

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Starting college can be scary for anyone. For first-generation students,* the journey brings challenges not faced by classmates whose parents have attended college in the U.S.  One of the biggest concerns families have is about the expense. College can be affordable, even for low-income and first-generation students and their families.  Here is a four-part plan to

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IRS Data Retrieval Tool Problem

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Problem

BREAKING NEWS CollegiateParent continues to monitor the FAFSA/IRS security breach story. Last spring, it was announced that the information of 100,000 taxpayers who used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) may have been hacked, with the information being used to file fraudulent tax returns in order to steal

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Insurance for college students

Insurance for college students

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If you’re moving a child to college this fall, you are probably in the midst of some serious shopping. As you buy extra-long twin sheets, shower caddies, storage bins, desk accessories and more, have you thought about insurance? If not, move it straight to the top of the list! Health insurance Most colleges require full-time students to have

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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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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps qualified students cover the costs of higher education. It is important for students to apply on time and fill out the necessary forms carefully because an incomplete form cannot be processed until all required information has been submitted or corrected. Filling out the FAFSA Make sure to fill out the Free Application

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Mid-year money conversations

Mid-year money conversations

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As the proud parent of a college student, it might feel as if your parenting days are almost over, but there is one important area where your almost-adult child can still use plenty of input and guidance: smart money management. Newfound financial freedom can be intoxicating. There are so many interesting things to do on

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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.