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Depression in College: Signs and Solutions

Things change once teens graduate from high school and sometimes those changes can really impact their mental state. Here's how to identify and help.

Getting Financial Aid for College

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.

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.

Kid Going Away to College? Here’s How to Cope

Parents might not know how to handle this transition in their child's life. Here's how to get through the big change.

Gap Year Pros and Cons

What is a gap year – and what sort of impact does taking a year off before college have on your teen? Find out more here.

What is a Private College?

We break down the basics of this higher education option, address the cost of private college and highlight private school benefits.

The Educational Path to College

College readiness doesn't start in the teen years. See what knowledge your child picks up at each stage in life that prepares them for higher education.

Coping With Sending Your Child to College

It's a parental Catch-22. One local mom shares how her daughter's easy transition away from home and at college makes her proud, and a little sad.

10 Book Ideas to Give to a Graduate as a Gift

If you have a kid graduating from high school or college this year, think about gifting one of these great graduation-oriented books, from silly to sincere.

National College Decision Day for Detroit High Schoolers

Seniors announce their college choices on May 1, 2014. In Detroit, DESPA Early College of Excellence held an assembly for students to declare their decisions.

Ella Edwards, Ypsilanti Mom, Fights Deceased Son's College Debt

Pushing past the grief of losing her only child, a Washtenaw County mother led a Change.org petition to waive private loan debt in future cases like hers.

College Planning 101: Tips and Advice for Teens and Parents

Which one? What will it cost? When should you start thinking about it? What does your child have to do to stand out? Relax: You're about to be schooled.

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