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A middle school parent's college prep guide

You and your child need to start planning for college no later than middle school. Here are seven steps your child and family should take.

Understanding college admissions tests

College admissions tests, a rite of passage for high school students, are changing. Here's what you and your child need to know.

Is college right for your child?

College is expensive, your child doesn't have a clue about a career path. Is it really worth it? Read on before you decide.

Secrets of searching for college money

If parents start early and get creative, college funds may turn up in the most unexpected places.

Why community colleges?

What's the best path for your child?

Easing college admissions anxiety

More students are applying to college than ever before. Even with the increased competition, most who apply to four-year colleges are admitted.

College tours for…tweens?!

Want your child to catch the college bug? One mom discovers the secret: get 'em while they're young.

Charting a course to college

Getting kids ready for college means starting early and following a plan.

Tips for starting a college fund

Affording college may be easier than you think.

Are Four Years of College Financing Enough?

Many students take more than four years to graduate from college, a fact parents need to consider in their financial planning.