We know that no one can do this alone. Whether you’re a parent/guardian, sibling, or grandparent, students need your support to achieve their dreams. Here are some helpful resources to help your student on their journey to and through college.

U.S. Department of Education (Financial Aid Resources)

Visit this website to learn more about how you can prepare for higher education, the different types of aid available, eligibility, how to apply, and finally—how to manage loans once you have been accepted.

U.S. Department of Education (College Scorecard)

The College Scorecard helps provide you with the clearest, most accessible and most reliable national data on college cost, graduation, debt and post-college earnings.

U.S. Department of Education (College Calculator)

Use the net price calculator to discover the true cost of college, empowering you to make the best college decision.

USA Today College (FAFSA)

The first step to receiving financial aid is completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA opens on October 1st, so be sure to have your children complete it early.

National Summer Learning Association (Summer Learning)

Summer is a great time for families to stay engaged and to prepare for college. See what summer programs exist in your communities for students of all ages.

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Comprised of over 4 million members, PTA works to engage parents, educators, and caring adults to advocate for the needs of children.


Steps2 College has resources for planning all of the steps of getting to college, from application to acceptance.

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