Seven tips to help you save money on college.
Christmas is upon us and that means the holiday break is quickly approaching. Even though it may be just a few weeks, college-bound students should take advantage of their time and use it for some college prep activities. Seniors especially can’t afford to waste precious time.
Senior year can be crazy, hectic and overwhelming, especially for parent.
If your student is stressed, your stress is multiplied. Here are my best tips for parents of seniors.
These can help you power down, prepare to prevent panic, and drink all the excitement in.
Sometimes we forget that our college-bound teens are teenagers. High school should be so much more than college prep. Granted, you have to devote a certain amount of time to the college process. But constantly pushing, prodding, and adding college-related tasks to your teenager’s life will only produce college burnout.
College brochures are marketing materials—first and foremost. Don’t be fooled by the clever college marketing. Students in these brochures dress smartly, smile perfectly and are tall and thin. Their surroundings are beautifully groomed campuses with updated dorms and never a cloud in the sky. The architecture is often the focal point in these brochures along with grassy lawns, flowers galore and shimmering ponds. You can’t judge by the brochure. The key aspects your student should use to judge a college is a personal visit and speaking to other students who attend. Without this key information it will be impossible to make an informed college choice. All the flashy brochures in the world can’t communicate the feeling a student gets when he sets foot on college or talks with another student about what they love about the school. Every college has its negative points—these are points they don’t list in the brochures. And why would they? Colleges use these brochures to put their best foot forward and it’s up to you to look beyond the glitz and glamour and get to the meat of what matters: a good fit for your...
It’s happened again. We all watched shockingly yesterday as more students were massacred by a gunman on a college campus.
Schools use to be safe. But not anymore. They mirror the outside world. There’s a risk of being a victim of a crazed shooter anywhere: in a church, in a movie theater, at an office and in our schools. Since you can’t live in fear (or let your student see your fear), how do you prepare your student for an active shooter?