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 high school counselor to determine what schools match your teen’s academic abilities.
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 him or her 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.