For Parents

Get advice on how you can help your child pay for college and learn about how other parents are preparing for the next phase of their child’s life.

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6 Reasons Parents Should Attend College Orientation

Parent college orientation sessions are a great way to dispel some of your worries and help you get the important information you need about your student's transition to college.

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This Mom Revamps Approach to Helping Her Second Kid with College

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5 Ways Parents Can Power Through the College Application Process

Marital Status and the FAFSA®: Expert Answers to Your Questions

Off to College? 8 College Moving Tips Parents Recommend

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What Parents Should Do After Receiving College Award Letters

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The Debate: Should Parents Post About Their Kid’s College Acceptances on Social Media?

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Advice for Parents About College Admissions

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How to Handle Your Child’s College Process When You’re Divorced

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What College Prep Resources Are Worth the Money?

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My Kid's in High School. How Do I Save for College Now?

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What Parents Need to Do for a Smooth Freshman Move-in Day

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How Does My Federal Student Loan Debt Impact My Teen’s FAFSA®?

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How to Report Your Income on the FAFSA®

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Should You Consider Alternative Ways to Pay for College?

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Your Child’s College Decision: How to Help Without Overstepping

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5 Financial Changes Parents Should Make If They’re Paying for College

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5 Things to Know Before Your Child’s Award Letters Arrive

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Conversations You Should Have with Your Kid Before the First Tuition Payment

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The Class Every Parent Should Teach: Money Management 101

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How to Make the Most of the Final Semester with Your Teen

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The Parent’s Guide to Cosigning a Private Student Loan

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Where To Draw The Line In Your Child’s College Application Process

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Senior Year Checklist for Parents: Help Your Child Prepare

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How to Deal with Empty Nest Syndrome