Posts by Suzanne Shaffer

An Open Letter to High School Parents

An Open Letter to High School Parents

You are entering uncharted waters and for some, the final months and days of high school. From someone who survived those years, I want to share some parenting insight to help you along your college journey.

Affordable College Education? 10 Reasons Why This Isn’t a Myth

Affordable College Education? 10 Reasons Why This Isn’t a Myth

This is the predicament of so many middle class families. Their student applies to college, is accepted, and receives no financial aid.

Parent College Coach Tip #124: The FAFSA is Coming!

Parent College Coach Tip #124: The FAFSA is Coming!

The FAFSA is coming! Starting on October 1, students can submit the FAFSA. The changes mean high school seniors can apply for financial aid for their 2017-18 freshman year of college and submit the FAFSA in October using tax information from their parents 2015 income tax returns.

Parent College Coach Tip #123: Add These Parent Support Books to Your Library

Parent College Coach Tip #123: Add These Parent Support Books to Your Library

As your student leaves for college, you’re going to have some free time. It can be a good or a bad thing. You can use it to bemoan the fact that there is a vacancy at home and in your heart, you can use the time to read. When was the last time you were able to sit down and read a book? Here are my recommendations for some uplifting parent support books to help you during this transition:

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Five Pieces of Life Advice for Your College-Bound Student

When my daughter left for college she had just barely turned 18. Not only was she young, but she was attending a college over 2000 miles away from home. I was afraid for her; very afraid.