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.

Making The Most Of Summers During High School
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Making The Most Of Summers During High School

Anna Seltz Anna Seltz- September 21, 2019 0

    Even though winter is upon us and in some places the thermometer is hovering just above zero, this is the time to start ... Read More

FERPA Waiver and Other Legal Documents College Students Shouldn’t Leave Home Without
High school to college

FERPA Waiver and Other Legal Documents College Students Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

Sue Kawecki Sue Kawecki- September 21, 2019 0

You’ve put down the enrollment deposit, completed the housing application, set up the necessary college bank account, and updated your child’s medical records. With all ... Read More

What If Your Child’s First Choice College Can’t Work Out
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What If Your Child’s First Choice College Can’t Work Out

Stacy Stanislav Stacy Stanislav- September 19, 2019 0

This was originally posted in our Paying For College 101 Facebook group, but is being republished here with permission of the author. Not Making the ... Read More

College Fees & Expenses Beyond Tuition—A Game of Hide-and-Seek?
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College Fees & Expenses Beyond Tuition—A Game of Hide-and-Seek?

Road2College Road2College- September 18, 2019 0

The acceptance letters and financial aid offers that will soon (hopefully) be lying before you on your kitchen table will send the signal to choose ... Read More

Why Taking a Gap Year Could Be A Senior’s Best Next Decision
High school to college

Why Taking a Gap Year Could Be A Senior’s Best Next Decision

Amy Trinnaman Amy Trinnaman- September 18, 2019 0

  ...Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~from “The ... Read More

What I Wish I Knew About Access to My Child’s College Records
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What I Wish I Knew About Access to My Child’s College Records

Road2College Road2College- September 17, 2019 0

  FERPA and Getting Access to Your Child's College Records PARENT STORY When my son started college, I didn’t know that I wouldn't automatically have ... Read More

Passing On My Top Lessons To High School Freshmen
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Passing On My Top Lessons To High School Freshmen

Elana Golub Elana Golub- September 17, 2019 0

“If you could change one thing about your high school experience, what would it be?” I get this question more often than you might think, ... Read More

Teaching Teens About Money Before Heading To College
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Teaching Teens About Money Before Heading To College

Holli Shaw Holli Shaw- September 15, 2019 0

There are many life skills that your teen needs before heading off to college. Hopefully you've already spoken to them about understanding your finances and ... Read More

10 Talks to Have With Your High School Student To Help Manage Their Stress
High school to college

10 Talks to Have With Your High School Student To Help Manage Their Stress

Debby Fogelman Debby Fogelman- September 14, 2019 0

High school can be a very stressful time in a teenager's life. There are pressures from all directions: internal, social media, family, friends, schoolwork, college ... Read More

One Family’s Lessons For Graduating College Debt Free
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One Family’s Lessons For Graduating College Debt Free

Cheree Edenfield Cheree Edenfield- September 13, 2019 0

  We learned many lessons through our journey of trying to help our oldest child finish college debt free.  Much of our plan was formulated ... Read More