Category: Survive

High school and the transition to college is an unsettling time for many families. We'll give tips to help settle everyone's nerves.

10 Pieces of Advice for College Freshmen
College Life

10 Pieces of Advice for College Freshmen

Sheila Jones Sheila Jones- August 19, 2021 0

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 ... Read More

Why Quality of Life in College Impacts Life After College
College Life

Why Quality of Life in College Impacts Life After College

Road2College Road2College- July 20, 2021 0

As founder of Road2College, much of my work centers on helping parents navigate two real concerns--how to get their students into college, and how to ... Read More

Could Class Ranking Help Your Child’s Application?
High school to college

Could Class Ranking Help Your Child’s Application?

Kevin Newton Kevin Newton- July 6, 2021 0

As the current pandemic calls the role of standardized tests into question at many colleges across the country, other data points for applicants are being ... Read More

Sending Your Child to College: Advice From a Mom Who’s Been There
College Life

Sending Your Child to College: Advice From a Mom Who’s Been There

Melissa Shoultz Melissa Shoultz- July 2, 2021 0

A mom and member of our FB community shares her advice about sending your child off to college freshman year (edited for clarity and length). ... Read More

Volunteering in High School Means Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards for Your Child
High school to college

Volunteering in High School Means Intrinsic and Extrinsic Rewards for Your Child

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- July 1, 2021 0

Not every student is an A-team athlete or the star of the school play, nor do they have to be to win the attention of ... Read More

Checklist for Setting Your High School Senior Up for College Independence
College Life

Checklist for Setting Your High School Senior Up for College Independence

Julia Lynn Rubin Julia Lynn Rubin- June 29, 2021 0

It may seem like only yesterday that your rising college freshman was beginning their high school career. My, how time flies! Now, they’re ready to ... Read More

Amazing Mentors Pave Stranger’s Rocky Path to College
College Admissions

Amazing Mentors Pave Stranger’s Rocky Path to College

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- June 24, 2021 0

Last September, a high school student who we’ll call “Isabella,” posted in the PayingforCollege101 (PCF101) Facebook group requesting support. This spring, thanks to two mentors ... Read More

Best Side Gigs for Parents to Pay for College
College Savings

Best Side Gigs for Parents to Pay for College

Hallie Underwood Hallie Underwood- June 22, 2021 0

Paying for college can be daunting. Ron Lieber, the author of The Price You Pay for College and a parent himself, tells Road2College: “As a ... Read More

Hard and Soft Job Skills: What Your College Student Needs to Have When They Graduate
College Life

Hard and Soft Job Skills: What Your College Student Needs to Have When They Graduate

Melanie Forstall Lemoine Melanie Forstall Lemoine- June 17, 2021 0

As your child nears the end of their college experience, they will have gained knowledge and understanding in their field of study. In order to ... Read More

Money Management for Teenagers
High school to college

Money Management for Teenagers

Karen Sosnoski Karen Sosnoski- June 8, 2021 0

As a mom, I’m learning that “the money talk” with teenagers is about more than money--it’s about family values, and recognizing that not everyone may ... Read More