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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House rules over the holidays

House rules over the holidays

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If your kitchen looks like this one when your college student is home, you may have landed on the wrong website! For the rest of us, we’ve updated Scott’s classic article because it turns out it’s timeless — originally written for Thanksgiving Break, but possibly even more applicable to interterm and summer vacations when students are home for longer

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Working with professors

Working with professors

Your student’s college professor is more than just an educator. The professor can be a valuable asset both during college and after graduation. The relationship between your student and their professors is also an important mentoring opportunity. It’s important for your student to establish relationships with their professors early in their college career. Where does

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Have “The Talk” about drugs and alcohol with your student

Have “The Talk” about drugs and alcohol with your student

It’s October, and college kids are deep into their first semester. They are settled into their residence halls, have figured out their meal plans and are finishing up their first round of mid-terms. Many students have participated in fall rush (Greek life) festivities and are now a pledge of a fraternity or sorority chapter. Students may

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