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Everything you need to get your teens ready for college

How to Plan a Budget for College-Bound Teen

How to Plan a Budget for College-Bound Teen

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...

Backpack Essentials for College:  What You Must Have

Backpack Essentials for College: What You Must Have

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Backpack essentials for high school or college Packing an organized backpack for high school or college is essential to academic survival. It is much smarter to plan ahead for classes, emergencies, and daily occurrences than to just throw...

How Do I Apply To College?-Quick How-to’s

How Do I Apply To College?-Quick How-to’s

Follow my blog with Bloglovin How do I apply for college? How to help your teen! Your teen asks, "How do I apply to college?" 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...

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.

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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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