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Campus Explorer has a special series of articles specifically designed for parents, covering the major topics in college planning from a parent's point of view. Subjects include high school academics, college visits, standardized testing, college safety, and much more.

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Resources for Parents of High School Students

Planning for College: Parent's Guide

High school students always need a little help from their parents as they progress through the ranks of high school on their way to a college education. Get college planning tips and tactics for each year of high school, from freshman to senior year. Learn about standardized testing procedures and important deadlines that can't be missed. Explore college applications, the college visit process, and how to narrow your student's college search.

How to Pay for College: Parent's Guide

No matter if you plan on funding your child's entire education or if they are on their own, find out exactly what you need to know to support their educational wants and needs. Talk with your student about your family's financial resources and how they can win scholarships and grants to supplement these resources. Learn everything you need to know about borrowing, including obtaining student loans and the best way to pay them back.

College Life

College life is a lot more than what you see on your college visit. Explore important campus issues like college drinking, campus safety, and college student housing. Find out everything you need to know to encourage your student to stay involved, including information on student organizations, sports, and student clubs. See what else there is to do around town with special overviews of 40 of the best college towns in the country.

Career Planning

College and careers have a strong link. Help your student match his or her education with career goals with a special parents' guide to careers and colleges. Learn more about hot jobs, growing industries, and in demand careers in today's economy. Check out salaries across a variety of job fields and find out what wages can be expected for each.