Category Archives: Freshman Year

Preparing Your Freshman for Life with a Roommate

The challenges of living with a stranger. By Anne Vaccaro Brady A friend emailed me the other day worried about the fact that her soon-to-be college freshman appears to have nothing in common with the girl who will be her … Continue reading

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Help Your Student Graduate College in Four Years, Part 1

Making the right decisions in high school can pay off in college. By Anne Vaccaro Brady   Look closely at graduation rates on College Scorecard, the site set up by the U.S. Department of Education to help families compare colleges, … Continue reading

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Your College Freshman is Coming Home for Spring Break Soon

Helping your teen and your family make the most of this time off.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady If your freshman is skipping the fun in the sun Spring Break and heading home instead, realize his expectations for these 9 or … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Guide to College 101 & 102

Tips on easing the stress level in your house as your freshman transitions to campus. By Anne Vaccaro Brady As move-in day approaches for college freshmen, the tension builds at home as parents and teens scramble to figure out what … Continue reading

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Paying a College Tuition Bill

The details on e-bills, setting up a parent payee account and payment options. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Along with everything else that has changed about college over the last couple of decades, the tuition bill has evolved, too. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Tips on Transporting Your Freshman to College

This is a trip like no other. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether traveling by road or air, you need a plan for how to transfer the important pieces of your teen’s life from home to college. Because a bunch of … Continue reading

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Banking Options for College Students

What to do when there isn’t a branch at both college and home. By Anne Vaccaro Brady The perfect scenario is that your freshman sets up a checking account at a bank at home, which also has a branch on … Continue reading

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