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Saturday, May 16, 2009 - Page updated at 01:56 p.m.

Choosing a school | Making that decision — Together

What generation gap? Students and their parents can find ways to make a choice of college work for everyone.

Profiles | Happy with their choices

Community colleges changing course as students, needs shift

Around the country, community colleges are trying to adapt to increasing demand from young students and, in some cases, are beginning to resemble university campuses.

The new landscape of
financial aid

It's been a year of major change in the world of financial aid.

Strategies for building college savings (PDF)
Major sources of financial aid
More resources


Junior-year journal

Junior year is known as the most crazy-busy-stressful of high school for college-bound students. Last fall we asked writer Suzanne Monson and her daughter Kelsey, then a junior at Shorecrest High, to each keep a journal of the rollercoaster year.

Seattle Times College Guide

Q&As | Here's your chance to get your admissions and financial-aid questions answered by the experts — for free.

Picking a path
Getting in
Figuring out financing
Making the most of college