Preparing for College

Big decisions await you as your child prepares to enter college.


As your child, or even you, prepare to enter the world of higher education, a multitude of questions arise. Which school? Which major? Should you minor? You must make decisions on paying for school, where you or your child will live and, in the case of new high school graduates, how in the world to do laundry correctly. Here you find answers to some of the hardest questions, including: How do I help my child transition to independence? Should I take out student loans, and how do I do it carefully? Should we visit campuses and is work study a good idea?