Handbook: Preparing Your Child for College
A Resource Book for Parents
I. General Questions about College
II. Preparing for College
III. Choosing a College
IV. Financing a College Education
How much does a college education cost?
How can I afford to send my child to college?
What are the most common sources of financial aid?
Is my child eligible for financial aid? If so, how much?
Tax credits, deductions, and deferrals
Are there other ways to keep the cost of college down?
V. Long-Range Planning
VI. Important Terms
VII. Other Sources of Information
Exercises and Checklists for You and Your Child
Chart: Examples of Jobs Requiring College Preparation
Chart: High School Courses Recommended for College
Chart: Questions to Ask Guidance Counselors
Chart: Amount You Would Need to Save to Have $10,000 Available When Your Child Begins College
Chart: How Much Need-based Financial Aid Can My Child Get?
Chart: Examples of Savings Instruments and Investments