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Ronke Aderonmu

Best College Admissions Advice for Parents — March 20-27

Parents are a huge part of every student’s college experience. You’ll need their help to complete the FAFSA, they run the money flow you’ll need to pay for EVERYTHING, and their financial info comes in handy when you’re applying for scholarships — just to name a few!
That’s why this week, we’re sharing tips from around the web that every parent should know. So feel free to share this week’s top 7 list (in no particular order) with any soon-to-be college parents you know!

  • Recommended Tools for Comparing College Costs: If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the news on college costs, take heart! Here are a few helpful tools from College Parents of America that’ll help you stay on top of your finances.

  • Getting a College Admission Deferral: No parent wants to see their child rejected from a dream school. But, every now and then, it does happen. If that happens to you, here’s help from The College Solution on what next steps to take.

  • Worst and Best College Majors: Best case scenario: your son or daughter graduates from college…and makes lots of money! 🙂 To make sure that actually happens, you might want to stick to the best majors on this Pragmatic Mom list.

  • Earn Money for Your Children’s College Tuition: Instead of crossing your fingers and hoping things will work out financially for the best, get yourself ready for college application season with these tips for how to save up, from A Helicopter Mom.

  • Summer Conundrum: Ah, the summer time! While your kids might be thrilled to be free and home from school, you might not be feeling as thrilled to have them there. 🙂 Here’s The Neurotic Parent‘s hilarious take on choosing summer programs for your kids.

  • Study Abroad!: The thought of sending your child to a foreign locale might sound frightening to you, but study abroad trips are becoming increasingly popular these days! Here’s an antidote for your fears, thanks to these tips from Knowsy Moms.

And, that’s it for this week’s list! Be sure to leave me a comment or question below, and I’ll be happy to chat :).

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About Ronke Aderonmu

Ronke helps Magoosh build relationships with anyone and everyone in the education space. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Math and Science Education. The way to her heart is a good Chuck Norris joke or two, along with a homemade meal of Korean or Cajun goodness.

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