There are some real ways that parents can lower the bill, but—and it’s a big but—it requires you to make costs a priority well before your teenager takes her first campus tour. Advertisements

In almost every state, teenagers can use dual-enrollment programs to earn college credit, while also fulfilling high school graduation requirements.

Not every teenager takes a path that leads straight through the ivy-covered halls of a traditional four-year liberal arts college.

Case Western Reserve University’s think[box] is packed with $500,000 of high-end fabrication equipment that makes inventors rub their hands with glee.

With the sticker price at some colleges now topping $50,000 a year, it’s no surprise so many parents are worried about how they will afford their teenager’s tuition bill.

The big day has arrived. Your teenager has submitted her college applications, and it’s time to kick back and wait for the results. But for colleges across the country, the work has just begun.

This year, why not focus on what really matters? Interview with Dr. Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestseller Teach Your Children Well.