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New Program Makes College Tuition Free in Grand Rapids

The city is a Michigan Promise Zone, which makes college tuition free in Grand Rapids. Find out what you need to know about this program and if your kids qualify.

Few Parents Talk to their Kids About Student Loan Management, Study Says

As little as 9% of parents report they talk to their kids about student loans, here's why this is a problem – and how to better prepare your college student.

Wayne State to Offer Free Tuition to Detroit Residents in Fall 2020

On Oct. 23, 2019, the Detroit university introduced the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge, which provides free tuition to high school graduates living in the city.

Parent Loans for College Students Are Growing, Study Says

While parents should be focused on saving for retirement, many are taking out loans, including parent PLUS loans, to fund their students' college education.

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...

Obtaining An Affordable and High Quality Education

Higher education is important – and also pretty expensive, but you don't have to cut quality to make it affordable. Professionals with Walsh explain how.

Research, Partnerships and Internships

Central Michigan University students graduate career-ready.

Who’s Paying for College? Kids and Parents Disagree, Survey Says

A study found kids believe parents should pay for college, while parents think not. Get the details and local resources for planning for college costs.

Parents Giving up Custody of Kids to Get Them Financial Aid

Yep – it's another college admissions scandal, this time in Chicago. But rather than buying their kids' ways into Ivy Leagues, these parents are denying guardianship.

The Perils of Student Loan Debt: What You Need to Know

For many college students, student loan debt is a hard reality that can linger for years. Here's how to plan for, and manage, paying for higher education.

6 Smart Ways to Make College More Affordable

Two representatives from Washtenaw Community College offer money-saving tips and advice for college-bound students and their parents.
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Family Fun Things to Do At Home This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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12 Categories of High School Cliques, Identified

A lot's changed since you ran with your friend crew. Research now finds 12 distinct high school cliques. Learn about them and where they rank in the hierarchy.