As a parent, you play an important role in the future of your child helping him or her achieve life goals and dreams. To achieve those goals and dreams, you and your child may need help with college planning and money management. Depending on the age of your child, making college planning decisions or helping them with their money management can be difficult if you don't have all the answers. We can assist you with free information and services.
At College Degree Planners you can find out how to plan for your child's education (including how to pay for college) and manage money. Get started now by following the tips below and going to our Live Presentation every Monday - 8:30PM Central - www.CollegeDegreePlanners.info for more information.
Help your child learn good money management skills. You are your child's best teacher and an understanding of personal finance will be critical to your child's success. Save for your child's education. If you haven't already done so, you should begin saving for college immediately. You have a variety of options available to make the most of your savings. Help your child plan for college beginning in the 8th grade. Your child's high school years are extremely important. In fact, they will affect the choices your child may have for the rest of his or her life!
Research and find financial aid. Financial aid is one of the tools that makes higher education possible for many students. It could mean your child will be able to attend the school of his/her choice, despite higher tuition costs. Research Federal Parent PLUS loans. These loans allow parents to borrow money to pay for a dependent child's college education.
Claim tax credits and deductions for education expenses. College Degree Planners has information about the various tax credits and deductions available for parents and families. Find other career, college, and financial aid resources in your state at Going2College.org. Find necessary forms and other downloads and learn about college and financial aid terms and acronyms.