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Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid 101

For most parents, paying for college can be an ordeal. Fortunately, there are tons of financial aid resources out there for those who are willing to do a little research.

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

College Admissions: Between Applications and Acceptances

The increasing competition to get into college can leave you and your high schooler stressed out. Here are some tips from the pros for handling those knuckle-biting months.

High School Summer Reading List

High School Summer Reading List

We've looked high and low for exciting new titles for young adults. Here are our list of favorites to exhilarate, fascinate, and yes...educate.

Alternatives to a Traditional College

Alternatives to a Traditional College

No matter what path your child chooses after high school, there are options that can help her find a great career.

De-stress the College Essay

De-stress the College Essay

College applications are stressful, and perhaps the most daunting aspect of the process is the dreaded "personal statement." What with trying to be yourself and trying to be what college admissions officers want you to be, high school seniors often find themselves staring a blank page, hoping for ...

College Applications - Simplified!

College Applications - Simplified!

How do you stand out from the crowd when applying for college? What will make you the 1 in 10 that admissions officers choose? The answer: a well-refined and organized application.

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The College Tour: What You Need to Know

The lessons I learned over three years and hundreds of tours as a Stanford University tour guide could fill a book. Here are the Cliff’s Notes:

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

High School Rankings: What Do They Mean?

First came lists naming the country's "best colleges." Then magazines began ranking high schools. With a click of the mouse, parents can read whether their local school is considered one of the top 100 in the country, one of the top 1000, or whether it fails to make the cut.

How to Be a Homework Helper

How to Be a Homework Helper

Kids often get frustrated and lose interest in their assignments. You can help: here's an age-by-age guide to being your child's homework coach.

Getting Into College: The Personal Statement

Getting Into College: The Personal Statement

It's the cause of blinking-cursor-induced migraines for high school seniors all over the country: the college admissions personal statement.