What nobody tells you when your child is the first to go to college
Your role in your child’s path to college is more important than you may think. Here’s what you need to know.
Beware for-profit colleges
Many for-profit colleges aren’t worth the tuition — or the debt your teen will walk away with.
Why are so many college students returning home?
Kids are applying to college, getting in, and beginning freshman year — and then dropping out in record numbers. Here are the top reasons why.
13 signs of scholarship scams
Keep your teen's scholarship-seeking on track and your financial information safe by watching out for these red flags.
Visiting colleges — even when you can’t go in person
College visits are an essential part of the application process. Use these tips to make these visits happen — even if you can’t afford to be there in person.
Ten ways to jump-start college planning
Help your child take the right steps to prepare for college — starting now.
Like a Sponge podcast: Sky's the Limit?
Nine out of 10 parents expect their kids to go to college. Four in 10 kids get there. Tune in to find out how parents from all backgrounds are moving heaven and earth to keep their kids college-bound.
A bridge to success for high-achieving low-income teens
The nonprofit QuestBridge helps high-achieving teens from low-income families get into top colleges — many with a full scholarship.
Kids with character: Grit
“Grit is having the courage to do your impossible or to do what you think is hard and to do it anyway,” says Nasina, who has incredible grit. Her story will awe and inspire you.
What parents and students need to know about federal vs. private student loans
Here are four big reasons to choose federal student loans over private loans (when you can).
Cool careers spotlight: photography director
Lights! Camera! Action! Working in the film industry is a dream job for many teenagers. It’s creative, complex, and emotionally expressive — and it's in high demand.
Cool careers spotlight: web developer
Being self-motivated and staying abreast of the latest programming languages are crucial for this in-demand career that's projected to grow 27 percent between 2014 and 2024.
Tips for saving for college — starting when your teen is in high school
It's never too late to start a college savings plan. Here are 13 steps you can take — starting now.
Cool careers spotlight: radiology technologist
As a child, did your teen want x-ray vision as their superpower? They may be interested in this growing field helping to diagnose and treat diseases.
4 things that make kids more likely to succeed
Research shows students are more likely to go to college when these factors are in play.
Cool careers spotlight: dental hygienist
Promote health and beauty in a career that's projected to grow steadily through 2024.