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Parents Able to Pay, but Are not Willing to

My family is upper-middle class. They have the means, but they simply are not willing to help pay for my education at all. I'm hesitant to consider loans and I honestly don't know what to do. Any advise?

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Should a 9th Grader Quit Soccer to Focus on Academics?

My son announced that he wants to quit soccer to focus on classes. He is an academically driven kid, with an eye toward getting into a top college. Am I coddling him too much by allowing him to stop playing?

Started in Parents Forum by lauriejgs

TV News Program Looking to Talk to Parents and Students Applying Early Decision

Network news program is looking into a story about the challenges and stress of students and parents who are applying early decision ...

Started in Parents Forum by ABCProd

Percentage of Rich Kids Needing Student Loans Has Doubled Since 1992

"... now even students from the highest income brackets are borrowing to finance their higher education dreams." ...

Started in Parents Forum by Dave_Berry

Parent New to the College Journey: Where to Start?

I'm the mom of a junior in a private catholic high school. We just began looking at colleges this week and would appreciate any suggestions on how to get started. Thanks for sharing your tips!

Started in Parents Forum by Tami524

Paying for College with Plastic Costs More Than You Think

"Many schools charge a special fee for using plastic to pay tuition, which could add up to an extra $3,000 over four years for a private school student." Read more!

Started in Parents Forum by Dave_Berry

Harvard Student Embarrassed to Say the School’s Name

" ... Even as a college junior, I still feel uncomfortable when people ask where I go ... [it] often serves to alienate people …"

Started in Parent Cafe by Dave_Berry