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Understanding Academic Probation

It doesn’t mean your college student has to leave college—yet. By Anne Vaccaro Brady  At the end of the last semester, your college student may have received an email from their institution explaining that they were placed on academic probation. … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of FAFSA Changes

An earlier filing date, easier access to your tax info and more.  By Anne Vaccaro Brady The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is required by almost all colleges to qualify for need-based financial aid including … Continue reading

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Summer Wrap-Up for High School and College Students

Transferring summer college credits, converting SAT scores and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady This week’s post covers some of those loose ends parents and students face before high school and college begin again. For college students Transfer summer credits A … Continue reading

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Paying for College After Freshman Year

Where to find money for year two and beyond. by Anne Vaccaro Brady Yes, your family found a way to pay your freshman’s college tuition bill, which might have included using one-and-done local scholarships, Grandma’s contribution to the 529 account … Continue reading

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Playing Catch Up with College Admissions

Sometimes you realize there was a kink in your planning. by Anne Vaccaro Brady Talking with one of my best friends the other day after she had just returned from an accepted students tour with her daughter, she lamented how … 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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