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  • College and My Father

    In honor of Father’s Day, I am rerunning a post that I wrote back in 2009 about my dad. In the main photo, he is watching one of his granddaughter’s play basketball with family including... Read More

  • Mythical Golden Tickets and the Ivy League

    Affluent parents and teenagers often believe that “golden tickets” are plentiful if you attend an elite university and preferably one of the Ivies. Earn a bachelor’s degree from a... Read More

  • 15 Things to Know About U.S. News’ College Rankings

    While U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings are wildly popular, few families know much about how they are created. Before you place too much faith in U.S. News’ college rankings,... Read More

  • Don’t Overlook College Graduation Rates

    When building a college list, it’s critical to check college graduation rates. Paying for college is hard enough without adding a fifth or six year to the tab! And yet most students do not graduate... Read More

  • Getting Rejected From Elite Universities

    This is the time of year when elite universities, which have kept applicants in suspense for months, notify teenagers of their admission decisions. Most of these applicants are going to be terribly... Read More

  • Adjusting to College as a First-Generation Student

    College can be an exciting, stressful and confusing time, especially for first-generation students.  They must contend with the thrill of being away from home and the weight of expectation, all within... Read More

  • Asking for a Reference

    So, you're in the middle of a summer job and it's going really well.  You're learning a lot about the industry you're working in, strengthening your office skills and even making some money.  What's... Read More

  • Extracurricular Activities and Careers

    When thinking about possible careers, it’s natural that you’d first turn to your academic interests.  After all, we tend to link jobs with education.  However, the classroom is not the only place... Read More

  • National FFA Organization

    Agriculture is obviously a vital part of our economy.  After all, we rely on farmers (and the overall industry) to provide us with food and to help maintain our natural resources.  If your curiosity... Read More

  • Audition Tips for College Dance Programs

    You've been obsessed with dancing from a young age.  Whether you're performing a pirouette or practicing a difficult tap routine, you are never happier than when you're expressing yourself through... Read More

 

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How to Pay for College With Less Stress
September 23, 2016 | New York Times
Save a quarter of the cost over a child’s first 18 years. Pay another quarter out of current income over the next four years. Borrow the rest, split among the family...

 

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