Course 5: Almost in college: High school years

Overview

It is an exciting time when your child enters high school and really starts thinking about the future and college. Learning more about your family’s options for paying for college can help you navigate these waters. This course will help answer the question all families have – how much college can we afford?

Objectives

When you complete this course, you will:

  • Have a road map for determining how much college you may be able to afford
  • Be able to make the most of your opportunities for aid – need and merit
  • Know the real impact of student loans
Course Outline
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1. How much college can you really afford? Article
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Just as you consider your financial goals and needs when you choose your investments, you may want to use similar criteria when your child begins thinking about which college to attend.

Just as you consider your financial goals and needs when you choose your investments, you may want... More
2. Making the most of your opportunities for financial aid Article
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Get an overview of need and merit-based financial aid as well as understand the differences between the federal aid methodology and the methodology used at many private universities.

Get an overview of need and merit-based financial aid as well as understand the differences between... More
3. Student loan guide Article
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This lesson provides an overview of federal and private student loans - find out what's available and determine if loans are right for you.

This lesson provides an overview of federal and private student loans - find out what's available... More