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5 Tips for Parents Whose Students are Off to College for the First Time

"Take a deep breath -- it will be okay, we're going to take good care of them."

Grieving Parents Hit With $200,000 in Student Loans

"When his 27-year old daughter Lisa died suddenly of liver failure five years ago, Steve Mason was as devastated as any father would be ... Then the student loan bills started coming." ...

Started in Parents Forum by Dave_Berry

How to Control Student Loan Defaults

"Keeping loan default rates low, a new study of nine community colleges shows, is not rocket science: Schools can do it."

Education Dept. Will Test Use of Student Aid in Programs Not Based on Credit Hour

"If the experiments prove successful, they could make it easier for competency-based programs to qualify for student aid, opening the federal coffers to a much wider swath of nontraditional programs."

Higher Education Urged to Play More of a Role in Common Core

“Colleges should look at what the Common Core is doing to ensure that students coming through their doors are college- and career-ready, not as an ephemeral goal but rather one more step on the way to higher education.”

Do You Pass on College Because of the Debt?

Many CC members advise against picking a college that will "saddle" you with debt. But what do you do if you need to get loans to afford it? Do you choose not to go to college?

Started in Parents Forum by fflmaster

10 Tips to Remember Before You Leave for College

"Summer is the perfect time to tie up any loose ends before you leave for school."

Started in College Life by CCadmin_Lydia