Saving for your child’s college education can be stressful, confusing, and intimidating. This page is geared towards helping both parents and students navigate the waters of college costs.
How much you plan on saving depends on many factors, including your ability to save, the type of college your student want to attend, and how much financial assistance you wish to provide. Use the College Savings Calculator below to get a ballpark figure that can be adjusted based on your preferences, then take a look at College Savings 101 to decide where you want those savings to grow.
If your student is already applying to colleges, it’s not too late to find ways to decrease college costs! Check out the Grants & Scholarships section to see how your student can apply to receive money that won’t have to be paid back!
If you have determined that you or your student will need to take out a loan for college, be sure to research the options thoroughly, and be aware of the repayment options and obligations.
- Saving for College
- Financial Aid
- College Costs
- College Rankings
- Grants and Scholarships
- Student Loans
- Loan Repayment
Saving for college
- College Savings 101
- FINRA College Board
- College Savings Plans Network
- Savings Calculator
- Introduction to 529 Plans
Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Grants & Scholarships
- Types of Grants & Scholarships
- Using Grants & Scholarships
- Sallie Mae – College Grants
- College Board – Grants & Scholarships
- FastWeb Scholarship Search
- Peterson’s Scholarship Search
Types of student loans
- Types of Loans
- Debt.org – Types of Student Loans
- Know the Cost of Student Loans
- GI Bill Comparison Tool