Everything you need to get your teens ready for college
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Plan a budget for college! We have had 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 that we...
Be proactive to prevent student loan debt. You and your child have to be on the same page or at least supportive of each other’s efforts. Take the time to get informed. Do some research. You can start now wherever you are, however old your child is. The sooner the better!
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.
The problem with dorm rooms and many college apartments is the lack of space. Here are ideas for the best small space workout equipment your student could use.
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...
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.
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
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