Save money as early as possible to help pay for your teen’s education.
Encourage your teen to make high school count, preparing academically for higher education.
Discuss with your teen his or her skills and interests, career options and schools he or she is interested in attending.
Meet with the school guidance counselor to determine which schools match your teen’s academic abilities and interests.
Gather information about the schools your teen is interested in attending, including information on financial aid.
Take your teen to visit a college campus and ask the right questions.
Help your teen apply for admission. To apply for financial aid, help your child complete the FAFSA.
Consider scholarships, grants and work-study programs. Complete any necessary applications or forms and submit them before the deadline.
Consider the loan programs available to you and your teen.
Learn more about tax credits, deductions and other considerations for education expenses.
Find out more about the College Selection Process.