College Issues & Tips

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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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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.
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Michigan Groups Aim to Raise College Graduation Rates

Find out what the state's 60% by 2030 program is and what it's doing to help raise college graduation rates of Michigan students.
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Managing Emotions in College: How Parents Can Help Students

The first years after high school are a huge transition that can trigger anxiety and more. Learn how to help young adults with managing emotions in college.
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SAT Prep Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

High schoolers looking to get a leg-up on the test can sign up for SAT prep classes throughout Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties.

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.

What are Parent PLUS Loans for College and How do They Work?

If you didn't save enough money for your child's college education, you're far from alone. But there's a loan for that – and it's not the kind your child pays back.

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.

When and How to Ask for Help in College

A Wayne State University student offers three tips on how to ask for help in college. After all, independence doesn't mean taking the world on by yourself.
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What Colleges Are Looking for Right Now

Wondering what colleges are looking for in 2019-20? Counselors and admissions directors answer the big question every aspiring college student is asking.
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6 Tips for Getting Into College – from a Detroit Kid Accepted to 45

This Detroit kid has been offered more than $600,000 in college scholarships. Here's how he did it and his tips for getting into college for high schoolers.
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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.