Summer has wound down, but the September festivities for National College Savings Month are just beginning!
Blog Archive: Parent Loan
Are you the parent of a high school student? If so, welcome to one of the most formative phases of your student’s life. While the path to college or career training is definitely your student’s journey, as a parent you play a major role—both financially and from a practical perspective.
For families with a high school senior, this is the month college acceptances arrive in full force (congratulations!), and with them, financial aid notifications. It’s an exciting time, and—let’s face it—also a bit overwhelming as deadlines loom: Most colleges require a deposit by May 1.
In a couple of weeks, many of you will be taking the next step in your education future. Some of you will head off for college, others for training programs. If you’re still looking to cover costs, you’re probably checking out different loan options.
School bill due? Borrow smart.
Most students (and their parents) will borrow to help pay for education after high school. Knowing which loans to choose is the most important decision you’ll make in paying for your studies and minimizing debt later on.
First things first – that means the Fafsa
Thinking about taking out a loan to pay for your studies? You’re not alone: Nearly seven out of 10 Vermont students will take some loans to finance their education expenses. Knowing how to compare loans and costs is essential to making college more affordable.