As a parent attempting to navigate the college search process alongside your child, sometimes you’ll be forced to have to break some type of bad news to them regarding the process. For the majority of parents, that bad news typically comes in the form of tuition costs. With college tuition costs continuing to increase, not many families are in a comfortable enough position financially to afford college on their own. Which is why the best time to talk about paying for college is before your student begins the search process, but it is arguably just as important to keep the topic ongoing as your child begins visiting campuses and applying for admission. While you won’t know exactly what type of financial aid your child may qualify to receive until schools send acceptances and financial aid award letters, having frank and open discussions along the way may help clarify your student’s ultimate decision. Without these conversations, students could build an entire dream out, only to have it come crashing down because they never considered the financials. Preparing your student to go about this process in an effective way will be demanding but can be made abundantly easier with the help of the infographic supported alongside this post. Check it out for more information on the college search process!
The Parent-Student Relationship In College Searches for more information on the college search process, be sure to check out the Encourage App