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Dr. Kent Ingle: Applying to college – 7 tips to help parents, students make the right choice

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18.09.2021

This fall, more than 800 universities will require students to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

College classes just started back up this fall, and now it’s time for future students to start applying for the 2022-23 year. Applications for next year already went live with many early decision deadlines approaching near the end of October.

If you have a senior in high school, you most likely have been looking into colleges for your student to attend. You may have even started the application process. For parents with students who just started high school, it’s not too early to consider college.

Here are seven tips for helping your student apply to colleges.

DR. KENT INGLE: COLLEGE IS IMPORTANT AND EXPENSIVE. HERE'S HOW TO GET YOUR BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT

Determine a budget – Finances can be a big factor in determining where your student can go to college. It’s important that you discuss who is going to pay for it before they start applying. A Sallie Mae and Ipsos survey found that 54% of parents are paying for college. If you plan to pay for your child’s education, be sure they know how much you will contribute and if you expect them to contribute to any additional expenses.

Set out a budget for what four years of college will cost and decide which schools fit that budget. The budget should include tuition, living expenses........

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