We understand the college planning process is almost as stressful for the parent as the student. After all, you want your child to be happy and successful - but how are you going to meet the growing costs of college? Our financial aid guide can help you understand what is available, how financial aid is awarded and explains the differences between loan types.
Financial aid tutorial – Take 15 minutes to learn all about financial aid.
Types of aid – Detailed info on grants, scholarships, students loans and more.
Applying for aid – A step-by-step guide to the application process.
Tax benefits of higher education – Explore the tax benefits of higher education.
More on financial aid
Applying to College
Helping your child find a college that meets their personal needs and your family's financial needs is no easy task. How many schools should your child apply to? Where can you search for schools? What qualities should you be searching for? Learn all about college planning here.
College planning timeline
– Understand where you child should be in the process.
What to look for
– View a list of factors your child should consider in their college search.
Types of colleges
– Four year liberal arts colleges aren’t right for every student. Learn about different types of college here.
So, your child got in. Congratulations! But all the hard work doesn’t end here. Helping your child maintain a college budget, understand student loan repayment, and learn to be responsible with their first credit card contributes to a healthy start of their future. This financial literacy guide can assist your student along the way.
Budget calculator – Create a balanced budget for college and after.
Loan repayment calculator – Understand what you and your student’s monthly student loan payments will be before you borrow.
Money management tips – Read this comprehensive list that will help your student manage money while in school and graduate with less debt.