Parent College Coach
For Parents of College-bound Teens
Feeling stressed over helping your student navigate the college admission process? Our Parent College Coach, Suzanne Shaffer, can help.
What Happens When You Miss the Financial Aid Deadline?
Deadlines are critically important during college prep. Test deadlines, application deadlines, FAFSA deadlines and more can have far-reaching ramifications. Be smart and keep a calendar of all college deadlines.
5 Parenting Lessons from “The Middle”
If you’re in a middle-class family, it’s easy to relate to the Hecks of the television show “The Middle.” Here are five parenting lessons for parents of teens.
What Are Your Scholarship Odds?
What are your scholarship odds when applying for college scholarships? If you apply for none, then your odds are ZERO. Applying is worth it!
Think You Shouldn’t File a FAFSA? 8 Financial Aid Myths Keeping Money From Your Pocket
According to NerdScholar, high school graduates in the U.S. left more than $2.9 billion in free federal grant money unused over the last academic year. How is that even possible? According to the study, their only mistake was not completing the FAFSA.
Choosing a College for All the Wrong Reasons
by Suzanne Shaffer, Parent Editor Since choosing a college is an important decision, you want to be sure that you and your teen use the right criteria. When you put all your time, effort and hard earned money into sending your teen off to college, you want to be reasonably sure it’s the right college for them. Choosing a college for all the wrong reasons Here are some commonly used criteria for choosing a college. As you can see, using them might cause some regret in the future: Going...
An Open Letter to High School Parents
You are entering uncharted waters and for some, the final months and days of high school. From someone who survived those years, I want to share some parenting insight to help you along your college journey.