A step-by-step guide to paying for college for students and their families.
Paying for college is a major financial milestone, much like buying a home or saving for retirement. But unlike real estate or retirement, the paying for college process can often be opaque, confusing, and different for every family. Conflicting information is widespread, and parents and students can get overwhelmed trying to make sense of it all.
Don’t worry! It’s going to get better. Here at Edmit, we’re working to take the mystery out of paying for college, and have put together a checklist for students and their families to prepare for this all-important financial goal. Read on, then get personalized recommendations for your most affordable colleges with our college comparison tool.
College is a few years away, so let’s use that time to your advantage! If you or your children are in middle school or junior high school, here are a few ways to start thinking about paying for college.
If you or your children are underclassmen in high school, start building the foundation of your college savings plan. Specifically:
OK, upperclassmen and parents—college financing prep is getting serious! If you’re a junior or the parent of a junior in high school, here’s how to tackle college financing this year.
For seniors in high school and their parents, getting into college is top of mind. Here’s how to make the most of this all-important year.
Congrats! You’ve picked your college and officially enrolled. Here’s how to ensure all your financial preparation and planning will continue to work for you.
As with any major investment and life goal, preparation is key to making a wise financial decision. Thanks to your ongoing research and diligence, you’ll be informed, organized, and in good shape to pay for college with a sound financial plan.
Edmit provides personalized, transparent pricing and earnings data on colleges, helping families better evaluate their options and make well-informed decisions about their college investment. Edmit’s proprietary software calculates tuition estimates that are personalized to each student, and a financial fit score that takes into account a college’s affordability, value, and post-graduation earnings.