Involve your parents

As you get started with your college planning process, be sure to include your parents in your college planning discussions, especially if you are unsure about what kind of school will meet your needs both academically and financially. However, remember that at the end of the day, where you decide to go to college is up to you. While others may try to give you reasons why you should go to a certain college, only you can make your final decision.

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