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  • Paying for college as a first-generation student
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    Paying for college as a first-generation student

    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

  • Family traditions during the college years
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    Family traditions during the college years

    Before my oldest son left for college, I never imagined our family’s traditions might come to a screeching halt when the kids left home. I thought that chocolate chip pancake breakfasts in bed on birthday mornings, apple picking in the fall, and celebrating half birthdays with half a cake were sacred. These were, after all,

  • Turkey Talk: Conversations with Your College Student
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    Turkey Talk: Conversations with Your College Student

    Thanksgiving is a perfect time to reconnect with your student — especially if this is the first time they’ve been home since move-in day. Pace yourself! Don’t try to have all these conversations at once, and also don’t fret if you can’t get to all of them. Winter break will be here soon. Chat #1

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