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College Admissions News Roundup

The latest on searching for colleges, taking a gap year, paying for college and navigating academic probation.  by Anne Vaccaro Brady Finding and applying to colleges On her My Kid’s College Choice blog, Wendy Nelson shares the lessons she learned about … Continue reading

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The Other Factors to Consider When Exploring Colleges

Beyond prestige and ranking are the practical issues. by Anne Vaccaro Brady In previous posts, I’ve covered what makes a good college for your student, and how to pick a college. But there are some overlooked elements about a school … 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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Help Your Student Graduate College in Four Years, Part 2

The plan can be flexible, but the commitment must be firm for college students. By Anne Vaccaro Brady In my previous post, I discussed how making the right decisions in high school can impact whether a student graduates a four-year … 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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College News Roundup for Parents and Students

The latest on paying for college, mental health support for students and more. By Anne Vaccaro Brady Protecting your student’s mental health Believe it or not, colleges do understand that gaining admission to their institutions is an anxiety-laden process and … Continue reading

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Parental Etiquette During College Acceptance and Rejection Season

The importance of showing sensitivity during this exciting and frustrating time. Embed from Getty Images In these next few weeks and months, your student will learn which colleges she’s been accepted to and whether she received enough financial aid to … Continue reading

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