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Everything you need to get your teens ready for college

Time to Apply for Colleges-Quick How-to’s

Time to Apply for Colleges-Quick How-to’s

Follow my blog with Bloglovin How Do I Apply to College? "How do I apply to college?", your teen asks. This post covers how to make this process easier for your teen, starting the summer before their senior year. There are many things to keep track of, so get...

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.

How to Plan a Budget with Your College-Bound Teen

How to Plan a Budget with Your College-Bound Teen

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Do you need to plan a budget for college? We have two sons in college, and the second time around was much easier because we knew what to expect!  The biggest concern for us, and many others are all of the expenses.  Here are some things...

College and Career Planning: Three Secrets to Success

College and Career Planning: Three 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...

The Truth About How to Prevent Student Loan Debt

The Truth About How to Prevent Student Loan Debt

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Here are some tips to prevent student loan debt. Does your child's future include college?  One big reason to begin making plans for college is MONEY!!! Something else to think about is that your child's future will greatly be affected by...

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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.

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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