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 “Have you decided where you’re going to college next year?” 

For some college-bound high school seniors, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” But for others, this decision is causing a whole lot of stress, anxiety, and confusion.

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There’s no doubt college degrees have value, but as the costs to families continue to increase, it’s little wonder so many students and their families are starting to wonder: In pure dollars and cents, is college actually worth it?

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.We’ve all heard the cliché: Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience. But is it really?

Turns out, roughly half of college students don’t live on campus. (It happens slightly more often at public schools than private ones.) With good reason: On average, living on campus can add about $10k per year to your kid’s college costs. 

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Asking for letters of recommendation isn’t anyone’s favorite part of applying to college, but it’s an important one. We’ve got several ideas below to make the process painless for you and your teachers — and ensure you get the most effective letters of recommendation to further strengthen your college applications.

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The time between enrolling your kid in Kindergarten and getting them ready for college can feel like an eye-blink. Yet here you are. This is one of the last “childhood” milestones you and student will go through together and it can be fraught with anxiety.

As kids prepare to step into independence, they need their parents and guardians to help; they also need them to back off at times. Your challenge is to know the difference. We’re here to help. Read on for examples of where you can effectively help and when you need to let your teen take the lead — even when it means watching them make some questionable choices.

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The SAT and ACT tests are a key part of your college application. And a stressful one. But there are things you can do to ensure you’re as prepared as possible.

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