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College Move In Day Fails: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Aug 25, 2014 12:21:00 PM

College move-in day comes with a lot of mixed emotions for students and parents. Don't stress out yourself - or your family- any more than necessary by falling victim to any of these common college move-in day pitfalls. 

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms

Empty nest: The month before your child leaves for college

Aug 18, 2014 2:57:00 PM

You have been living with your child for 18 years and the time has come for her to leave home. Your child's departure to college can leave you with lots of mixed emotions – from pride to loss – but there are some things you can do to prepare yourself for the transition and help yourself let go.

While you will always remain your child’s parent, you are first going to have to recognize that your parenting will have to change now that your child won’t be living at home.

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Topics: Parents and College Planning

Packing for College: 10 things you can't live without

Aug 7, 2014 10:30:00 AM


Packing for college is not an easy task. When you are living at school, you have to squish hundreds of items into one tiny dorm room that you share with a roommate. There are certainly some things you may want to bring to school that may be better left behind, but here are our top ten picks that you should definitely not leave behind. 

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Topics: College Dorm Rooms

How to Pay Your College Tuition Bill

Aug 4, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Getting admitted to college is one thing. Finding ways to pay your college tuition bill is another. Very simply speaking, loans cost you in the long run, so it just makes good sense to exhaust all other sources of financial support before going the loan route. Start with scholarships and grants for college tuition. While they may come with restrictions, millions of dollars are available for any number of reasons.

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Topics: College Financial Aid, Borrowing for College