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Parenting Your College Student from Afar

Feb 18, 2014 10:13:00 AM

When your child leaves home for college, it's a transitional time for the student and the parents. Lots of work has gone into getting her this far, and you want to insure the transition is a smooth one. College planning, for parents, consists mainly of arming your young adult with the skills necessary to succeed independently in this new phase of life. For students, it means knowing how to apply the skills and knowledge to get the most positive outcome from the experience. There are many practical skills college students shouldn't leave home without. Below are some ways to help your fledgling leave the comfort of the nest and soar.

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Junior Guide to Narrowing College Lists

Feb 12, 2014 7:49:00 AM

The process of applying for college starts before the senior year of high school. When you think about it, even little kids talking about what they want to do when they grow up is the very beginning of the process. But, the serious planning needs to start in a student's junior year, if not sooner. Students and parents need to consider the type of school, cost and location when considering where to apply.

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5 Ways to Get the Most out of College

Feb 7, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Your little chicks are about to fly the coup, but are they truly prepared to take advantage of all college has to offer? With your investment in their education, college planning is important in helping them garner all they can from the college experience, including reaching not just academic goals, but expanding their life experience through independence, extra-curricular, and social activities as well. Help your children gain the most out of their college experience with a few college planning tips:

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College Planning: Parent's Guide to College Fiascos

Feb 3, 2014 4:25:00 PM

Many parents dream of their child going off to college and getting a good job when they graduate. Today it is more important than ever that children attend college and earn their degree to find a good job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that unemployment rates go down and income levels increase greatly by simply having a college education. College planning can be a stressful time for both parents and kids. Here are some solutions to common college planning challenges.

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Topics: Parents and College Planning