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Insider Tips and Advice for College Bound Students

Counselors and college admissions representatives in southeast Michigan share tips for families to help in mastering the college application process.

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.

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.

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.

Saving for College with 529 Plans

Why they're a great way to think ahead (and pay for!) kids' educational future - and more in-depth info about the Michigan MET and MESP options.

Find the Right College Fit for Your Child

The University of Michigan executive director Ted Spencer, who's also served as dean of admissions, offers five insights to students looking for the right path in higher education.
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