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Virtual-learning options are now commonplace, but how do you know if it’s the right fit?

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Whether college is 18 years away or around the corner, there are steps you can take to help your child avoid student debt.

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Avoid paying unnecessary taxes on 529 withdrawals by sticking to qualified expenses.

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Getting into college may be the easy part for your student, but did you ever think about making sure they stay in school? Here are some tips to make sure your college student will make it through to graduation.

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Create a plan, then make sure to share it with your future college student.

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Choosing a plan of study that appropriately prepares students for college means balancing a practical workload with the level of rigor colleges look for.

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As an academic steppingstone or for further education, community colleges are a great option for students of all ages. Know the pros and cons before applying.

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When preparing your students for college, don’t forget to make use of state based aid. Knowing where to look for scholarships and merit-based money can help your family make ends meet before turning to borrowing.

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Extracurricular activities can be a good way to set students apart when applying for college, and can even help them earn scholarship money. But what’s the right balance?

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How can you best support your children while they’re learning from home? Check out our tips for setting your family up for success.

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Traditional university education not the right fit? Career and technical education centers prepare individuals for jobs that don’t necessarily require an advanced degree.

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Touring a college campus can be overwhelming. But these questions can help you to make the most of your tours so you and your child can make the best possible choice.

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It seems pretty obvious, but parents should teach their kids that getting good grades now pays off with more money and options for college.

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Financial aid is complicated, but here's what you need to know to set your family up for success.

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Whether college is 18 years away or around the corner, there are steps you can take to help your child avoid student debt.

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Planning for your future student? Here’s 10 ways you can make college costs a little more manageable.

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The cost of college education can be intimidating for new parents. But parents of newborns and young children may have time on their side.

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As an academic steppingstone or for further education, community colleges are a great option for students of all ages. Know the pros and cons before applying.

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College can be expensive, but there are abundant grants and scholarships available if you know where to look.

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Helping middle schoolers develop strong study skills, self-advocacy tools, and extracurricular interests can help set them up for success later in their academic careers.

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Create a plan, then make sure to share it with your future college student.

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