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True Stories of Private Scholarship Winners and How They Did It

Paying for college is one of the biggest financial concerns of families today. Finding private scholarships and merit scholarships from colleges--awards you don’t have to ... Read More

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True Stories of Private Scholarship Winners and How They Did It

Paying for college is one of the biggest financial concerns of families today. Finding private scholarships and merit scholarships from colleges--awards you don’t have to pay back--can help. According to a recent College Ave Student Loans survey of undergraduates, families rely on scholarships and grants more than any other way ... Read More

How College Tuition and Renters Insurance Help Families Plan for the Unexpected

(Interviews are edited for clarity and flow.) Low-cost tuition expenses and comforting myths about “college as a protective bubble” belong to prior generations. The Coronavirus crisis and the surging Delta variant -- not to mention rising mental health crises among young people -- have brought new attention to the risks ... Read More

10 Pieces of Advice for College Freshmen

This story first appeared as a post in our Paying for College 101 FB Group. It’s been edited for clarity and flow.  I’m reading posts from parents of freshmen about how the transition to college may not be going as well as they hoped. Encourage your kids to hang in ... Read More

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Beating the Sophomore Slump: A Guide to Getting Through the Second Year of College

How can you ensure your child has a successful and fulfilling second year of college? One aspect you and your child might note is the possibility of the “sophomore slump.” Understanding this phenomenon, recognizing that it’s common, and creating a plan to avoid or remedy it can be beneficial for ... Read More