StudentAid.gov Resources for Parents

College Preparation YouTube Playlist

Curious about what college is like? Take a look at the videos in our “Prepare for College" YouTube playlist. The playlist includes such topics as “What’s the biggest myth about college?” and “What’s the best tip about going to college?”

Checklists

Whether you’re a student or parent, years away from college or just about to start, the following checklists will help you get ready.

  • Elementary School Checklist: Student and parent checklists that start the student on the road to enjoying learning and point the parent to resources for college savings accounts.
  • Middle School Checklist: Student and parent checklists that get the student thinking about high school and possible careers and encourage the parent to keep an eye on the student’s progress.
  • High School Checklist: Student and parent checklists that help the student focus on succeeding academically and learning about financial aid and provide the parent with tips for supporting the student and participating in the financial aid application process.