For Parents

Fast Fact

If you save $100 a month until your child is 18 years old, you could potentially have $35,000 to $40,000 for your child's education.

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You CAN send your child to school with some financial know-how.

Making sure your child has as little debt as possible after school is a team effort.

Here are a few things you can do to get your college-bound child off to a solid financial start:

  • Before College
    • Research your aid options.
    • Include your child in the aid process.
    • Develop a financial plan to help your child pay for college.
    • Have a discussion about money management.
  • During College
    • Get organized.
    • Know the lenders/loan servicers for all loans.
  • After College
    • Transition loan responsibilities to your child.
    • Find reliable financial resources.

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Student Aid Timeline

View key steps in the student aid process before, during, and after college.

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