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Everything you need to get your teens ready for college

FAFSA: 3 Things to Know Right Now!

FAFSA: 3 Things to Know Right Now!

Filling out the FAFSA is a big deal! When you are in the college prep mode, be sure that complete the FAFSA to receive financial aid. This can mean merit aid from the college itself or government aid based on the EFC. There are a few FAFSA tips for filling out this form. Apply for the FAFSA your teen’s senior year and every year thereafter that they are going to be in college the following year.

Ideas For Parents in July: 10+ Wins

Ideas For Parents in July: 10+ Wins

This post has lots of ideas for parents in July. Summer is a great time to get ahead on some of research into your teen’s future. Look into what student financial aid is. Financial aid for college can be complicated. Looking for scholarships is a great idea, and summer is a great time to work on these. Finally, there are some good summer reads included as well.

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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.

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The College Preparation Planner

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

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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