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Everything you need to get your teens ready for college

FAFSA: What You Need to Know Right Now!

FAFSA: What You Need to Know Right Now!

The FAFSA can take hours to fill out. Do not wait for the due date. There are documents that you will need to have in hand to make this process much easier. Take your time and don’t make mistakes. Fill it out ASAP to receive both need based and merit based aid for your student. Here are some helpful tips for filling out the FAFSA.

College and Career Planning: 3 Secrets to Success

College and Career Planning: 3 Secrets to Success

College and career planning starts young. Younger than you think! Start conversations in middle school. Continue them throughout high school, and really start to focus in on what your teen wants to do. Give advice. Find out more information. Work together to make a...

How To Pack An Emergency Road Trip Kit

How To Pack An Emergency Road Trip Kit

Is your teen ready to come home at a minute's notice? Guess what? We are living in the day of weird circumstances, and we need to be prepared. Our teens need to be prepared. Is your teen going back to college? What if campus suddenly closes down again? What if there...

High school survival kit

About Me

Melanie Prather Studer has spent the last thirty years as a mother and teacher- preschool through middle school. When her kids became teenagers, Melanie started keeping notes and doing research to help her children get a head start on getting into college and ultimately out into the real world.

Resources I Recommend

Learn exactly what you need to talk about with your middle and high schoolers who are planning to go to college and why.

Planning for College planner

The College Preparation Planner

This 142 page planner has everything you need to organize the college search, preparation, and application process.

how to win scholarships book

How to Win Scholarships

This guide shows exactly what parents can do to help their students prepare their scholarship applications in a way that will set them apart and get them noticed by the judges

High School Success

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College Prep Kit

College prep is complex!

Stay organized with the necessary information required to apply for colleges, scholarships and future employment.

These FREE printables will help with any post-high school scenario.

 

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