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College News for the Last Lazy Days of Summer

Advice and information for parents of college freshmen and high school students.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady For some parents it’s the first glance at a tuition bill when it suddenly registers that their child is going off to college soon. … Continue reading

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When a Four-Year College Isn’t the Right Option

More education should be. Here are the alternatives. By Anne Vaccaro Brady A recent report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York points out that acquiring a college degree, whether a two- or four-year, increases lifetime earnings compared … Continue reading

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College News for a Stress-free Summer

Okay, I can’t guarantee there will be no stress, but this info will help ease the tension. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Whether you’re the parent of a high school student or a recent graduate, there’s plenty of college-related planning required … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Transferring College Credits

Each school has its own criteria, meaning not all credits are viewed equally. By Anne Vaccaro Brady I recently spoke with a mom whose daughter was finishing up her associate’s degree at a community college and getting ready to transfer … Continue reading

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College News on Campus Visits, Majors and More

Plus the advantages of community college, why high school grades matter and student debit cards. By Anne Vaccaro Brady We’re hitting the time of year when high school juniors and even some sophomores begin taking campus tours, learning what colleges … Continue reading

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When Your Son or Daughter is Rejected by Every College

This happens more than you think, but here’s how to handle the disappointment and devise Plan B. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Note: This information has been updated for 2017. Admissions officers say that a college rejection is not personal. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Dos and Don’ts for the Summer Before Freshman Year

Some advice for parents on how to survive these anxiety-ridden months. by Anne Vaccaro Brady No matter how excited or laid back your teenager seems about heading to college in the fall, a level of anxiety is sitting below the surface. You’re probably … Continue reading

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