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Course 4: Halfway to college: Middle school years

Overview

As a parent, your expectations can affect what your child expects of themselves. You can help your children envision their futures by talking to them about their interests and their role in attending a college of their choice. This course provides some steps your family and children can take to prepare for college during the middle school years.

Objectives

When you complete this course, your family, will:

  • Understand their roles in preparing for college
  • Be able to apply the steps outlined in this course
Course Outline
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1. Tuition tales: The family conversation Video
Include your kids in the college savings conversation, and outline roles and expectations.
2. Get a head start on college: Financial aid Article
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It's important for families to understand the true college costs that they will face. In view of this, colleges have been required to provide a “net price calculator” on their Web sites to provide a rough estimate of what the costs for prospective students are.

It's important for families to understand the true college costs that they will face. In view of... More
3. Get a head start on college: Allocation Article
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As college gets closer take a close look at your investments, you may need to reduce the proportion of your equity investments - and thus your risk -in your college savings portfolio.

As college gets closer take a close look at your investments, you may need to reduce the proportion... More
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