COLLEGE SAVINGS 101

High school

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4 things to watch out for when applying to a top school

If you have high hopes for sending your child to an Ivy League college, watch out for these common mistakes that can cost your child an acceptance letter.

| college | | planning for college | | high schoolers | | ivy league | | ivy league college | | acceptance letter | | applying to college | | college application |
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How you can help your child ace the SAT or ACT

It's never too early to start preparing for the SATs or ACTs. Lauren Gaggioli, Founder of Higher Scores Test Prep, shares her insights on what it takes to make the grade on these high-stress standardized tests.

| sat | | act | | standardized testing | | test prep | | high scores | | college prep | | high school | | test taking | | test taking tips |
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5 characteristics of high school students heading to college

Students are more concerned than ever about the price of college and many are trying to avoid student loans. Here's a breakdown of why they're so motivated, and what they're doing to make their dreams a reality.

| student loans | | paying for college | | 529 plan | | college | | college student | | high school | | high school graduate |
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Don't waste your summers - Get ready for the Ivy League

If your child has their hopes set on attending an Ivy League school, it's important to start preparing early on. Lulu Curiel of Ivy Advisors shares some tips on how to use this summer to help you pave your path to the Ivy League schools.

| college | | college prep | | high school seniors | | ivy league | | Harvard | | private college |
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9 tips on getting into an Ivy League School

Getting accepted to that dream Ivy League college can be difficult, but it's not impossible. Here are some tips on navigating the admissions process from International College Counselors CEO Mandee Heller Adler.

| college | | high school | | college application | | paying for college | | ivy league | | private school | | univerity |
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Making the most of the college visit

When considering a college to attend, one factor that students cannot get from the facts, pictures or stories is how they will feel once they are on campus. Here are some tips on how to make the most of a college visit.

| college | | preparing for college | | choosing a college | | campus visit | | high school students |
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College Savings Timeline: The home stretch

You’re the parent of a high school junior, which means in just two years your child will be on his or her way to college. In this week’s College Savings Timeline, we discuss the five most important college planning steps for the final years of high school.

| 529 plans | | 529 plan | | college savings | | high school | | scholarships | | financial aid | | SAT | | ACT | | FAFSA |
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College Savings Timeline: Now entering the world of high school

Here are some things you can do in the next four years of high school to ensure an easy transition that won't leave your child burdened with excessive debt.

| savings | | college savings | | 529 plan | | 529 plans | | high school | | teenager | | scholarships | | AP | | planning for college | | saving for college | | paying for college |
 

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