Campus

12 top tips for staying safe on campus

December 4, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

Most parents don’t spend much time worrying about the safety of their children on what they believe are, for the most part, idyllic college campuses. And until something happens to someone they know, most students assume nothing can go wrong […]

For Parents

Navigating the Thanksgiving tightrope

November 20, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

College students are homeward-bound. For many freshmen, it will be their first visit back since packing up last August. Thanksgiving, the uber-American family togetherness holiday, can be equally tough for parents and their college students. Parents often feel that they’re […]

Paying for College

Should you bother to fill out the FAFSA?

November 13, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

Should you fill out the FAFSA? In a word, yes. Many middle-class families have convinced themselves that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, isn’t worth the effort because they have heard that only students from families […]

For Students

Survival secrets for freshman year

October 17, 2017 Lee Shulman Bierer

While the initial adjustment period is over, there are certainly lots of things freshmen can start doing now to improve their chances of having a successful year. Most college students compartmentalize their college experiences into two distinct areas: the academic […]

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