College Prep

These Are the Colleges that Give the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck in 2017

The Princeton Review ® (www.princetonreview.com) released the 2017 edition of its annual guide to colleges that the education services company considers the nation’s best for academics, affordability/financial aid, and for getting their graduates out the door to satisfying and rewarding careers. Colleges That Pay You Back has detailed school profiles, plus seven ranking lists: one […]

[Infographic] The Complete Parent Guide to Get Financial Aid for College

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with The College Board and DiMe Media. However, all opinions expressed are my own   Having the college money talk can be nerve-wracking, not only for the big sums of money in question, but also the fact that decisions made now in your 17-year old’s life can affect […]

[Video] 7 Facts About 2016-2017 Florida Prepaid College Plans (and Promo Code Inside!)

If I am passionate about anything, it’s an education for all our youth because education levels the playing field and allows us all the opportunity to compete in life. Our Los Tweens & Teens team is excited to share important information for Florida families about higher education being more accessible than ever! We recommed: College […]

[Giveaway] New Book Shows You How to Attend a Top College Without Being Rich

** GIVEAWAY BELOW** GIVEAWAY BELOW** Watch our founder, Cristy Clavijo-Kish, interview author Maria Carla about her inspiration for “Achieve the College Dream,” and all things college prep: Students with few resources rarely apply to top colleges. Even when they have the academic and extracurricular merits to be admitted to institutions like Harvard, Yale and Princeton, […]

5 Tips to Get Teens Ready for Cooking their Own Meals at College

Between classes and exams, college years are a pack of fun, but they aren’t exactly a byword for delicious food. With the bliss of mom’s cooking left back home, teen have to either settle for bland campus grubs or start cooking your own meals, which can be a tough task for a first-time uni-based chef. […]

[Infographic] 5 Legal Tips You and Your Teen Need to Know Before Going to College

Sending your children off to college can be a joyous occasion, but as all parents know, it can also be a bit terrifying. From signing lease agreements, to applying for student loans, to paying for utilities, to dealing with landlords, college students will encounter a wide range of unfamiliar legal interactions. There are many legal obstacles […]

[En Español] Dos nuevas herramientas gratuitas ayudan a familias hispanas a comparar costos de universidades

De los casi 17.9 millones de niños hispanos que residen en Estados Unidos, muchos provienen de familias hispanohablantes. De hecho, el Centro de Investigaciones del Pew Research Center informa que aproximadamente tres de cada cuatro hispanos mayores de cinco años hablan español en sus hogares. En una encuesta realizada recientemente a jóvenes latinos que optaron […]

New Report: 37% High School Seniors Are Academically Prepared for College

Results from The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading at Grade 12 indicate scores for high school seniors were 2 points lower in mathematics and remained unchanged in reading in 2015 compared with 2013. Overall, scores were not significantly different in mathematics and were 5 points lower in reading since the first comparable assessment […]

[Video] Smart Options to Your Get Your Teen to College – #ForTheDream

Please see the Terms of Use for sponsored content this Site. All opinions expressed are our own. I can still vividly remember telling my Puerto Rican parents that I wanted to go to Miami for college. They said “Tu quieres ir por Menudo, ¿verdad?” (You want to go because of Menudo, right?). We all laughed. Menudo […]

Could Massive Open Online Courses be an Alternative to College Degrees?

Technology in education is not a new concept. Educational CD rooms have existed for over 20 years. Touch screen monitors, internet labs and online grading systems are pretty much the norm these days in schools and colleges. We also see most universities offering hybrid programs that include all or partial courses online, entire departments dedicated […]

7 Self-Help Books to Survive High School (for Teens & Parents)

This self confidence book for teens (age 12-16) gives exceptional, effective, easy to implement tools to help you learn: • How to identify what’s working and what’s need improving in your life! • How to believe in yourself – from the inside! • How to identify the things you really enjoy and want! • How […]

College Savings May Be the Best Holiday Gift    

This program is in partnership with the Florida Prepaid College Board but as always, opinions are 100% our own. During this time of the year many family members will ask each other about gift ideas for their kids. I was actually excited when my dad asked me if he could contribute toward our girls’ college […]

[VIDEO] Michelle Obama Launches BetterMakeRoom.org to Help Teens’s College Process

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady is announcing a new public awareness campaign, Better Make Room, to target Generation Z, or young people ages 14-19, to celebrate education, change the national conversation, and reach students directly where they are and give them a space to create content while also navigating the […]

Applications Open for Colgate’s College Grants for Hispanic High School Seniors

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colgate announced its second year partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to launch the company’s annual Haz la U™ educational grant program now in its seventh year. To promote the importance of education among Latinos, the company will support the HHF’s Youth Awards program through its Community Service […]