PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR COLLEGEby Elizabeth Eisner, Valentina Tikoff
affect whether they will be eligible to enter college. You -- working with others -- can help your child make these decisions
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It's never too early to think about college -- about the benefits of a college education and about ways to put college within reach academically and financially. Throughout their school years, students make academic and other decisions that
affect whether they will be eligible to enter college. You -- working with others -- can help your child make these decisions wisely.
This resource book is designed to help you with that process. It will help you work with your child and with your child's teachers and guidance counselors, to ensure that he or she has the option of going to college. It will help your child
to prepare academically for the rigors of college, and it will help you to plan financially for the costs of a college education. A good academic record on your child's part and sound financial planning on your part will help ensure a menu
of opportunities when the time comes to decide about college. Although this book was written primarily as a long-term planning guide for parents, guidance counselors and teachers will also find it useful and informative.
This book will help you to
-- Set high expectations for your child's future;
-- Know what college options are available;
-- Plan your finances with college in mind; and
-- Know what financial assistance your child may be eligible to receive.
PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR COLLEGE
I. General Questions About College
Why attend college?
What types of colleges exist?
What kinds of jobs are available to college graduates?
II. Preparing for College
What can my child do to prepare academically for college?
What can my child do outside the classroom to prepare for college?
III. Choosing a College
How can my child go about choosing a college?
IV. Financing a College Education
How much does a college education cost?
How can I afford to send my child to college?
What are the most common sources of financial aid?
Is my child eligible for financial aid? If so, how much ?
Are there other ways to keep the cost of college down?
V. Long-Range Planning
How do I set up a long-range plan?
VI. Important Terms
What terms do I need to understand?
VII. Other Sources of Information
Where can I get more information on the topics discussed
in this handbook?
Exercises and Checklists for You and Your Child
Help Your Child Think About a Career
Course Planner for Parent and Student
College Preparation Checklist for Students
Financial Preparation Checklist for Parents
Chart 1: Examples of Jobs Requiring College Preparation
Chart 2: High School Courses Recommended for a Four-Year College
Chart 3: Questions To Ask Guidance Counselors
Chart 4: Distribution of College Students by the Amount of Tuition and Fees Charged
Chart 5: Typical College
Chart 6: Average Tuition and Fees By Type of College, School Year 1991-1992
Chart 7: Amount You Would Need To Save To Have $10,000 Available When Your Child Begins College
Chart 8: Examples of Savings Instruments and Investments
Chart 9: How Much Need-Based Financial Aid Can My Child Get?
Chart 10: Military Postsecondary Education Opportunities
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