Tips for College

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How to Plan a College Tour on a Budget

Turn a traditional campus visit into a fun, informative adventure that you and your college-bound teen will always remember. Use these tips to save money while still experiencing every stop on the must-see list.

Care Packages Every College Student Wants to Receive

Show the college student in your life just how much you love them with one of these creative care packages. Our ideas—including finals week survival kits, home sickness cures, and just-because packages—are care packages that every college kid can appreciate.

The Ultimate College Packing List (and How to Pack Everything Up)

Off to college and unsure what to bring? We've gathered all the packing tips for moving to your dorm, plus convenient college dorm checklists. Take our college packing list with you while shopping, or use it to verify you have everything you need on moving day.

College Prep

If your child has college aspirations, planning ahead is key.

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Is Taking Time Off After High School a Good Idea?

Taking time off between high school and college isn't slacking. It's a time-honored way for teens to explore the world and improve their academic careers. Taking a gap year can be a good idea for your teen! If your child is considering a break, and trying to figuring out what to do during gap year, our tips can help.