COVID-19 has created unexpected challenges for parents and their college-bound teens. Here’s how our resident mom blogger and her teens are coping. And here’s what she recommends that parents do to keep their kids focused on their college future.
Divorce is hard, and so is saving for college after you’ve gotten divorced. But it’s a lot easier with a simple online tool. Here’s how our resident mom blogger used our EFC calculator to figure out how much each parent will pay toward college and how much they need to save.
If you’re a divorced parent, figuring out how to pay for college can be complicated. Who’s responsible for college costs? Will both parents contribute, and how will they divide up the expenses? Here’s why it’s important to talk to your ex-spouse about college, along with questions you should ask and how it works for real parents.
When I applied to a school almost five hours away, I didn’t realize how much I would miss my two younger sisters. The afternoons of making hot chocolate, talking about boys, flipping through magazines, and complaining about our mother were more therapeutic than I realized. Once the luxury of having that daily, safe place with my sisters was gone, I realized how important they were in my life.
If you’re divorced, going through a divorce, or separated, there’s often confusion about which parent should fill out financial aid forms and how to maximize aid for your student.