College 101

College isn’t for everyone, but for many young people it’s the right path. Selecting a school, financing, and balancing parenting during this time being separated, can be tricky. Here are some tools and tips to help you and your child make the right decision for them.

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Parenting Young Adults

Source: About.com
Resources, articles, and videos for concerns including dealing with college admissions, equipping a first apartment, and job hunting tips for new graduate, separated out into College Countdown, College Kids, and 20-somethings.

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College.gov

Source: U.S. Department of Education
 
College.gov is being built by the U.S. Dept. of Ed. in collaboration with students. The site is intended to be the go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, as well as vocational or career schools). There are sections for Parent/Families, as well as information for administrators, College.gov walks through "why go," "what to do," and "how to pay." The interactive College Roadmap feature helps high school students map their path to college.

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Federal Student Aid

Source: U.S. Department of Education
 
This website provides resources for students and parents on preparing for college, particularly with help and guidance on how to pay for college.
 
Other resources include:

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Department of Education

The Department of Education is the major source of aid for college. The Department provides aid through grants, loans, and work-study. The Funding Your Education site provides information about all our programs and links to other helpful resources.

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