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Disarming the Selective College Arms Race: 6 Strategies for Parents 
via The Huffington Post

Why Affluent Parents Put So Much Pressure on Their Kids
via The Atlantic

The first step to helping your student succeed by adopting the right mentality towards college admissions
via US News & World Report

Your student didn’t get into the Ivy of their dreams? Here are seven reasons why even the brightest students don’t make the cut. 
via The Neurotic Parent

Last-minute gift ideas for your college applicant
via The Neurotic Parent

Ten Coping Tips for Empty Nesters
via The Neurotic Parent

Confused about the role of race and ethnicity in the college application process? CollegeXpress debunks a few myths about why diversity matters.
via CollegeXpress

A viable parent-loan option for those seeking fair financial aid for their student
via College Coach

Take a hint from these college admissions counselors about making sure your student sets realistic goals
via The Washington Post

The only reading list parents will need for getting clued into the College Admissions Process
via The Choice Blog | The New York Times

The reality of your daughter’s college application from the dean of admissions and financial aid at Kenyon College: “Had she been a male applicant, there would have been little, if any, hesitation to admit. The reality is that because young men are rarer, they're more valued applicants.”
via The New York Times

One Roadtrip, Two Perspectives: A Daughter-Father College Visit
via Newsweek

Getting Accepted into Ivy League Colleges: Then and Now
via The New York Times

Tips for Parents on the College Essay
College Admissions Book

Why Parents Should Butt Out of College Essays [VIDEO]
The Wall Street Journal

How I Got Into College [PODCAST]
This American Life

Behind the Scenes of the College Application Reading Process
The Washington Post

A College Admission Tutor’s Confessions: Wealthy New York Parent Madness: “My students were almost all thoughtful and diligent, but their parents had fallen into a terrible trap, having raised their children to reach for the stars without teaching them how to so much as stretch out an arm.”
The New York Post

How to Talk to Your Parents About College
NACAC

Are Private Colleges Worth the Tuition?
Virginia Lynne

College Board Resource Page for Parents
College Board

University-Specific Parent Guides
University Parent

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College Parents of America

FINANCIAL AID

Parent Financial Aid Checklist
FAFSA

100 Financial Aid Calculators
Online College Blog

The Last Scholarships Listing You’ll Ever Need
FastWeb

Big Words calculates the best deals online for your child’s textbooks – including finding and applying coupons!
BigWords

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The 30 Best College Mom Blogs
Online College Courses

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