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2019 Holiday Gift Guide

By IvyWise on Fri, Dec 06, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

The Top-Choice Gifts for Every Type of Student

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is the time to take a momentary step away from regular round college applications and put the finishing touches on seasonal gift lists! Instead of losing sight of your academic goals entirely, students can take their study game to the next level with gadgets that will set them up for success in college and beyond.

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Parents: How to Discuss College Costs

By IvyWise on Fri, Aug 23, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn How to Have an Impactful Discussion About Saving for School

It may sound daunting, but it’s  important for parents to discuss college costs and budgeting as part of the college search process . College is an investment and in order to feel confident and excited about your student’s educational choice, your entire family needs to be on the same page financially.

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Tips for Parents During the College Admissions Process

By IvyWise on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Parents: Be Supportive But Let Your Student Guide the Process

The college admissions process can be difficult both for the students and the parents. Sometimes, parents don’t know what their role should be in the process, and other times, parents get frustrated because their goals may not align with their student’s goals.  

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Researchers Find Mindful Meditation May Increase Test Scores

By Becca Huntting on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 02:53 PM

Mindful Meditation Helping Students Focus, Test Better

In addition to decreasing stress and increasing focus, new research from the University of California-Santa Barbara suggests that mindful meditation may also help students increase test scores and retain information better.  

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Financial Aid Breakdown

By IvyWise on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 11:00 AM

What your financial aid package means when paying for college

Now that the new year is in full swing, college applications are being submitted, and decision letters are being sent, it is important for students to plan ahead for decision-making time. The 2013-2014 federal financial aid application was released on January 1st, and while many deadlines are a few months away, it is important for students and families to plan ahead and discuss how they will finance college. For many college applicants, following an acceptance to a college or university, or maybe even included in that large envelope waiting for you in the mail, is a financial aid package. As it becomes increasingly expensive to fund a higher education, financial aid packages become more important in making a decision about where to attend.

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Video Games Can Make You Smarter

By IvyWise on Fri, Nov 09, 2012 @ 04:58 PM

Playing Video Games Can Build Critical Thinking Skills and Sharpen Your Mind

It’s long been a fight between parents and kids about how boys and girls are “rotting their brains” with video games.  Sitting in front of a screen for hours on end seems like mindless activity, but in reality, playing video games can help make you sharper and smarter. 

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5 Essentials for College Freshmen Move-In Day

By Sarah Shanahan on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:31 AM

Check Your List and Check It Twice!

The fall semester is here, and with it comes the day new students look forward to the most, and the day some parents dread the most: college move-in day! For many incoming freshmen, this is the first time they will be living away from home, and the task of getting everything they need to survive in only a few boxes can be a tricky one.

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