Parent College Coach Tip #69: Talk With Your Upcoming High School Freshman
Jul03

Parent College Coach Tip #69: Talk With Your Upcoming High School Freshman

Freshman year is when college prep begins. Everything your student does from this point on will reflect on his college application: his activities, his community service, and most importantly his grades

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Parent College Coach Tip #34: Talk About Transitioning to College
Sep27

Parent College Coach Tip #34: Talk About Transitioning to College

Talk to your teens about transitioning to college. No child is immune to risky behavior. Even the most responsible student gets caught up in the peer pressure and the pressure surrounding college expectations.

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5 Tips for Saving Money in College
Jul05

5 Tips for Saving Money in College

1. Work – Get a job on campus. This will make the logistics of getting to work on time easier since you’re already on campus. 2. Don’t Bring Your Car – Unless you are living off-campus, don’t have access to safe, public transportation, and must commute, leave your car at home freshman year. You’ll save hundreds of dollars on parking fees and you won’t be tempted to go out by car every time you think need something — which means you’ll also save money on gas. 3. Rent Textbooks or Buy Them Used – It’s easy to tally up the savings when it comes to books. Do some comparison shopping among the top vendors — the campus bookstore, Chegg, BookRenter, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. Then also check out local thrift stores and Craigslist. You’ll be amazed by how much you can save on books alone! 4.  Don’t Eat Out – <often> – Dollars spent eating out can add up fast. Whether you’ve purchased a meal plan or can pack your breakfast or lunch and bring it with you to campus, you’ll find that skipping the extra purchase of a latte and bagel each day will result in more cash in your pocket. Then, when the weekend comes, you’ll be able to afford dining off-campus. 5. Live on a Budget – It’s not that hard, especially when you’re in college. Determine how much you can afford to spend each week, keep tabs on how you’re doing and make adjustments...

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