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6 Tips for Maximizing Financial Aid

11/07/16

6 Tips for Maximizing Financial Aid

Follow this advice from local and national experts to get the most financial aid possible for your college-bound son or daughter – or yourself.

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What college campus environment is the best fit for you?

11/07/16

What college campus environment is the best fit for you?

A particular school might not make much of an impression online or through its viewbook, but once a student is there for a visit, it could surge to the top of his or her list. While financial aid and academics are important, the campus vibe should feel right for the student as well. A student who wants the intimacy of a small school won’t feel comfortable on a campus of 50,000. Someone who wants to see the world outside Detroit might not find Wayne State University or even other in-state universities desirable choices. On the other hand, staying close to home could be a plus, ruling out options more than a one-to-two-hour drive from home. CharMaine Hines, associate vice chancellor at Wayne County Community College District, notes that some high school students might not be...

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10 Keys to College Success

11/07/16

10 Keys to College Success

Local experts weight in on what new college students should do help ensure success and graduation.

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7 tips for transitioning to college

11/07/16

7 tips for transitioning to college

For-profit schools advertising quick and easy certificate programs to nontraditional students often have low graduation rates, and the credential it offers might ultimately be considered worthless by future employers. Credits are also less likely to transfer to other schools, leaving students with significant debt and minimal reward. Stay focused on accredited community colleges and four-year schools.

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Energy exec Carla Walker-Miller chooses to ‘lean out’

11/07/16

Energy exec Carla Walker-Miller chooses to ‘lean out’

While women executives are told to ‘lean in,’ Detroit energy CEO Carla Walker-Miller chose a different method: Making the mainstream reach out and bring her in, on her own terms.

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How to survive your family dinners this year

11/07/16

How to survive your family dinners this year

How to maintain your grace – and sanity – at the dinner table this year

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Monica Conyers: My testimony

11/07/16

Monica Conyers: My testimony

“I advise anyone: Before you call someone your friend, look at their motives and listen to wise older people.”

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DETROIT PROPER: For Michigan Women, Caring Comes at a High Cost

11/07/16

DETROIT PROPER: For Michigan Women, Caring Comes at a High Cost

If nothing else, this election put women’s issues to the fore. Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to get down to real issues that matter to real women. First on my list of things that need to be fixed: The high price that women pay for caring. At 56, I have leap-frogged past the Sandwich Generation and entered the Hero Sandwich Generation. I haven’t fully launched my millennial children yet, but my parents are aging and require considerable assistance. And did I mention that I also have two grandchildren who need their ZsaZsa? I would be drowning in self-pity if it weren’t for the fact that I know so many women in the same caregiving boat. Instead, I’m just mad as hell. There are only two things common to the human experience – birth and...

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First Independence Bank majority stockholder Kiko Davis builds her legacy

11/07/16

First Independence Bank majority stockholder Kiko Davis builds her legacy

When you hear the name Kiko Davis, the words class, style, grace and sophistication come to mind. She is a faith-filled woman that believes “living in the purpose that God has for you helps to continuously inspire you and motivates you.” She attributes her success to a strong relationship with God, being fearless in the face of failure and surrounding herself with like-minded successful people. Davis is also the widow of the great banking visionary Don Davis, chairman and CEO of the Detroit-based First Independence Bank from 1970 until his death in 2014. After her husband’s passing, Kiko Davis joined the ranks of the rare few black women -- there are only two -- in the nation that own a bank. But she’s much more than trustee of the Don Davis Living Trust;...

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Closing the achievement gap for Birmingham’s black students

11/07/16

Closing the achievement gap for Birmingham’s black students

Families have migrated to the suburbs for generations in search of safer communities and better education, and high-performing districts like Birmingham Public Schools have seen a steady increase of black students as a result. But those students face a white achievement gap that may be holding them back.

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