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How to Finance Your Child’s College Education

How to Finance Your Child’s College Education

For many parents, the thought of paying for their children’s college education can bring about feelings of pressure and anxiety. And with some schools costing more than $200,000 for a four-year degree, it’s certainly understandable. Whether or not you’ve already started a college education fund, here are some guidelines to get you through. START NOW [...]

Staying in Touch With Your College-Bound Kid

Staying in Touch With Your College-Bound Kid

Staying in touch with your college-age kid is not impossible! College is an exciting time for your high school grad, and of course you’re thrilled that your child is headed off to get a higher education. But if you’re like most Latina moms, though, there’s a little trepidation mixed with the pride. Your life, as [...]

AHA Multicultural Scholarship Addresses Health Education Disparities

AHA Multicultural Scholarship Addresses Health Education Disparities

As a second generation Mexican-American pursuing a nursing degree, Kristine Gallardo recognizes that access to affordable care is an issue that affects most Americans. In addition, she believes multicultural representation in the healthcare industry is disproportionate, especially for Hispanics. “I have seen many situations where healthcare providers pass off a patient by labeling him or [...]

20 Rules for Parents of College-Bound Kids

20 Rules for Parents of College-Bound Kids

There’s a lot of preparation needed as your child readies to leave for college, and not all of it involves tuition payments and picking out a bedspread for her dorm room. As the senior year of high school gets underway and the rush to campus looms on the horizon, parents need to prepare themselves for [...]

Colgate’s Haz La U Scholarship Helps Send Hispanics to College

Colgate’s Haz La U Scholarship Helps Send Hispanics to College

With more Hispanic students than ever before attending college in the U.S., they and their families often run up against a harsh reality—college can be prohibitively expensive for many. That’s why Colgate, in partnership with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, is pleased to lend a helping hand with its Haz La U (Make the U) Scholarship [...]

Three Latinas Discuss Their College-Bound Dreams

Three Latinas Discuss Their College-Bound Dreams

Editor’s Note: The following article is one in a series presented in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and designed to help parents prepare to send their kids off to college, brought to you by Colgate. What’s it like to be the first person in your family to attend college? For many Latino first generation college [...]

10 Traits Your Child Should Seek in a Mentor

10 Traits Your Child Should Seek in a Mentor

Having a mentor outside of the family can be an incredible asset for students young and old. For college students in particular, a great mentor offers hard-earned perspective and wisdom as well as an objective assessment of his mentee, when necessary. However, not just anyone can (or should!) be a mentor. Here are ten traits [...]

The Right Fit: A Smart Internship Plan Can Lead to Great Opportunities

The Right Fit: A Smart Internship Plan Can Lead to Great Opportunities

By September, your son or daughter is probably getting into the swing of college life. It’s easy for students to get wrapped up in being on campus, enjoying the remaining weeks of nice weather, and having fun before exams start up and they actually have to start paying attention in class. And though the start [...]

Does Your High School Student Suffer From Senioritis?

Does Your High School Student Suffer From Senioritis?

Senioritis: An insidious germ cloud that roams a myriad of high schools, lurking in the shadows between the cafeteria and the decrepit boiler room…seeking to devour wayward 12th graders! Cuidado! It’s the dilemma that parents and high school seniors face as they navigate through their senior year. Read Related: A Parent’s College Bound Checklist “Not [...]

Is Your Child Right for Fraternity or Sorority Life?

Is Your Child Right for Fraternity or Sorority Life?

To frat or not to frat; that is the question for many first-year college students. And if you’re a Latino student, then maybe the question is: Which Latino fraternity or sorority should you join? Sure, we all saw the movie “Animal House.” And while some fraternities and sororities have earned their reputations for hard partying, [...]