Your student needs help finding ways to make college affordable.

Here are some things you can do:

Understand the types of financial aid. Click here for a brief overview. For more details, see this page.

Invest whatever amount you can each month toward college savings. 

Learn about student loans. They can be a good investment if you borrow wisely. Here’s an overview.

Encourage your student to excel in school and to get involved in extracurricular activities. This could pave the way to scholarship opportunities.

Help your student learn how to budget as he or she starts earning money. Encourage saving half for college.