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Our Best Advice for Parents Helping Students Plan for College

Parents need the best when it comes to college advice too. And we have it! Start helping your student today with these blogs, articles, and expert tips.

The college search and admission process may be your student’s responsibility, but that doesn’t mean you can’t or shouldn’t help. In fact, there are a lot of ways parents can support and aid their children throughout the process as well as a few tasks you must do—like gathering information on family finances for the FAFSA. If you’re a little overwhelmed by everything your student has to do, it’s likely they are too. Make it a smoother process by exploring our best advice for parents, from college admission all the way to when you say goodbye to your student on move-in day.

Helping your student with the college search

Resolving problems and exploring alternative options

Discussing and planning finances

Supporting them throughout high school

Sending them to college prepared

Coping with your feelings as a parent

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