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College Application Help for High School Students

Need to know how to start applying for college? Families are getting an edge with admissions counselors, test prep services and lots of early planning.

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.

Innovative Scholarships and Programs Support Graduates of GVSU Charter Schools

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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.

It’s Never Too Late to Start Saving for College

When should you start saving for college? While it's true that earlier is ideal, it's not always reality. Learn how to gain ground with an MET or MESP account.

How to Write an Attention-Grabbing College Essay

It's a part of the application process that can prompt plenty of anxiety. Here, we debunk four myths and show how to nail that attention-grabbing college essay.

Online Resources for College-Bound Students

Heading into the college application process? Online help abounds. Discover some of the top online resources for college-bound students in Michigan and beyond.

The Importance of Early Career Exploration for Teens

How internships, job shadowing and other early career exploration programs in high school can guide kids' career aspirations – saving time, money and heartache.

Your Student’s Post-Secondary Options in Education

After high school, teens have a variety of post-secondary options. Learn about four-and two-year degrees, plus trade schools and certification programs.

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.

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.
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