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You know a good college education can set your child up for a bright future. But how can you pay for it without putting your own financial future at risk? Check out the topics below for insights into the questions parents ask about most. They’re also good starters for some thoughtful parent-child discussions.
Dreams vs Dollars:
A Parent’s College Dilemma
You want the best for your child. You also have bills to pay. Read this article for suggestions how to balance your dreams for your child’s future with the realities of a limited budget.
Parent PLUS college loans: How much is too much love?
These loans, meant to help parents put kids through college, can also lead to serious debt. Read how to handle them here.
What every parent or relative should know about co-signing a student loan
When you co-sign on a loan, you’re agreeing to make any payments the student receiving the loan doesn’t make. Read this article to see what that can mean.
The Top 5 things to know about college acceptance letters
A loan isn't money someone gives you. It's money you have to pay back. Plus interest.
Is there a right amount to take out in loans?
This list of the starting salaries of different jobs can help you decide how much to take out in student loans.
Calculate your costs of college
This video tells you about all the big and little costs that add up to the total cost of college.
I want to thank you for all the resources you provide for students and families.
The College Money Matters website will be perfect for my students
as they navigate their college decisions.
Your website is fantastic.
Lots of good information that I wish I had when going off to College.
I briefly looked at the website and wow –
it’s very easy to navigate!
I look forward to using it with our participants.
I checked out the College Money Matters website and I really, really like it. The way it’s organized is simple but effective, and it’s very easy to navigate. Also, the videos are super helpful.
I look forward to using this site with my students.
This will be a great resource for them.
The financial component of applying to college can be very daunting. College Money Matters does an excellent job exploring the ins and outs of the financial process.
It’s great to have an independent resource for students that is not trying sell them something, just communicating information in an interactive format.
I love what I am seeing.
If only I had access to something like this when I was in high school,
I wouldn’t be in the debt situation I’m in now.
My parents did their best, but they really didn’t know, either.
I will certainly be using this with some of my clients in the future.
Looks good! It inspired me to start working on the FAFSA.
I never had very good guidance through this process before.
Just going through your site makes me feel at ease.
What an amazing website!
I'm sure that it'll be a great tool for many of my peers during their college search.
The College Money Matters website was very informative. My favorite part was playing the games about attending college.