Help My Child Pay for College
Understanding College Student Financial Aid
Do I need this EduGuide?
Yes, if you have kids who will be attending college, whether in thirteen years or three, this EduGuide will help you learn more aboutfinancing their college education by saving money for college, finding free college money through scholarships and other financial aidfor students, and making smart decisions about student loans for college.
How does it work?
help you know where you stand.
give you the background information you need to make a decision.
help you take immediate action. Choose one or go through them all.
What will I learn from this EduGuide?
What college savings plans are and how they work
How to determine how much you need to save for your child’s college education
What information you need to complete the FAFSA
How even small savings can add up over time
Why college may be more affordable than you think
What can I do in 15 minutes? Have a family meeting and brainstorm ways to set aside twenty-five dollars a month towardcollege. Review the pros and cons of various tax free college savings accounts.
What can I do in one hour? Talk with your child about how you and he can pay for his college education, reviewing your optionsfor loans, scholarships, and other financial aid opportunities.
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