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

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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Source: U.S. Department of Education 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, 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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