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  • How Home Equity Impacts Financial Aid

    Have you given any thought to how home equity might hurt your child’s chances for financial aid? Luckily, at most state and private colleges and universities, the equity in your primary home is... Read More

  • Searching for Colleges by Price Tag

    College price tags are meaningless. Most students do not pay full tuition price for college. That said, paying attention to college prices can be extremely helpful in making college more affordable.... Read More

  • Changing College Majors: It’s Really Common

    Are you worried that your teenager doesn’t know what college major he or she wants? In my experience, it’s a common worry that parents of high school students experience. Some of these parents... Read More

  • What’s Critical in a College Admission Checklist

    Using  a college admission checklist is critical when your child is applying to colleges and universities. Allowing  a teenager to apply to any colleges without a solid game plan can be a financial... Read More

  • The Best High School Extracurriculars

    I had a mom in my course, The College Cost Lab, ask me a question this week about high school extracurricular activities that I wanted to share with you. Here was the mother’s question on extracurriculars:... 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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