Talk with your parents

Whatever your education plan after high school, it’s important to understand how you’ll be paying for education. Talk with your parents about your options.

Talk with your parents about FAFSA

If you are a dependent student, your parents will need to complete a portion of the FAFSA.

Visit fafsa.ed.gov together to learn more.

Talk with your parents about scholarships

Scholarships may be available through your parents’ clubs or businesses. They may be able to help with essay ideas or proofread your work.

Talk with your parents about additional financing

Cosigning a private student loan or getting a parent loan are options. Talk about how your family can secure additional money for college.

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Caroline Hanson

Communications Consultant at Wells Fargo
Copywriter at Wells Fargo.

She’s experienced in planning and paying for college both as a student and parent. With one child through college and two more a few years away from it, she is right there with you on the college-planning journey. A creative pro with years logged in journalism, public relations, and marketing, she’s been writing for the College Planning Blog since its launch in 2006.
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