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Scholarships for High School Students in Michigan

Looking for some free money to help pay for your child's college education? Here's a list of great scholarships for high school students in Michigan.

College Dorm Checklist: The Dorm Room Essentials

Students living on the college campus have a lot to buy for school. Browse this dorm room checklist to help your child compile their college shopping list.

Affording College Checklist for Students and Parents

The expenses can be big, but they're manageable with some planning and knowing your options. Explore this affording college checklist to get your bearings.
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Choosing a College Checklist for Students and Parents

Whether it's in-Michigan or out-of-state, the tuition or the type of school and campus, the decisions are complex. This choosing a college checklist can help.

Applying for College Checklist for Students and Parents

From coming up with the list to writing the essay, it can be a big puzzle. Discover some of the key pieces with this applying for college checklist.
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Preparing for College Checklist for Students and Parents

During all four years of high school, there are ways for students to get ready for the next steps. Use this preparing for college checklist to help.
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Rolling with the Punches: Attending College During COVID

Learn about some trends in higher education and find out how students, staff and schools are rolling with the punches while navigating college during COVID.
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How to Care for Your College Student During the Pandemic

It's tough figuring out how to best care for your college student during the pandemic, but with these tips, parents can help them deal with the added stress.
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Getting Financial Aid for College with FAFSA

Learn the why students need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, how to apply for FAFSA and why your role matters.
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College Supply List for Commuting Students

Students commuting to college don't live on campus, but they still need a back-to-school college supply list. Find suggestions from pros on what you need to keep up with college demands.
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Should Your High School Graduate Consider Taking a Gap Year?

The coronavirus pandemic has some teens wanting to take a year off before going to college. Here's what parents and kids should know about taking a gap year.
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High School Grad Gallery Winner Offers Advice to Other Students

Duane Stanley, the winner of Metro Parent and MESP's High School Grad Gallery, talks is win and gives educational tips to younger students.