For you to do
- Talk with your child about how his or her college education will be paid for.
- Research loan options.
For you to help your student
- Help your child purchase the things he or she will need for college.
- Help make travel arrangements to get your child to college in the fall and home for breaks.
- Help your child file any required paperwork.
- Help your child figure out a budget for college.
- Help your child understand the pros and cons of credit cards.
- Make sure your child knows how to do laundry before he or she goes to college.