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
- 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.
- Grad School Checklist: Checklist to help individuals get prepared for graduate or professional school.
- Adult Student Checklist:
Checklist for adults applying to college, including those who left high
school before graduating, graduated high school, completed some college
courses, or may be in the workforce.
- Getting a Late Start?—Last-minute Checklist: Checklist for anyone who has been accepted at a college and is starting classes soon but hasn’t applied for financial aid yet.
- Planning & Saving for College (Edvest 529):
Discover everything you need to know about saving for college, what the
Edvest College Savings Plan can do to help, and how to help maximize
your savings even on a modest budget.
Types of Colleges
- A Kid’s Guide to Saving: Interactive Workbook A printable workbook for children to teach them the importance of saving, sets them up for future success.
- BestAccredited Colleges – From Homeschool to College: A Guide for Students The transition from homeschool to college comes with unique challenges.
This guide is designed to give you the tools you need as a homeschool
student to gain admission to college and succeed in your educational
- Best Colleges – Student’s Guide to College Loans
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – ‘Payback Playbook’
- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – Your financial path to graduation
- The College Investor –
- DPI/Xello: Students can use Xello to take career-related assessments,
explore online career and college profiles, and get information about
financial aid and employment.
- Educators Credit Union – Going to College Learn to budget and manage all the unexpected and kind-of-expected costs that come with being on your own.
- Edvest 529: Wisconsin's Edvest is a direct-sold 529 college savings plan.
- Financial Aid for Military & Veterans
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The FAFSA is the form you need to fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college.
- How to Teach Kids about Money
- Inspire Wisconsin: Career Based Learning for students and educators across each region.
- Junior Achievement (JA) – Build Your Future: lessons in financial literacy, work and career readiness, and
entrepreneurship are shown to positively impact the lives of young
- Money Management Lessons and Resources for Kids: Grades K-12
- Next Gen Personal Finance : Everything you need to teach financial skills with confidence, 100% free.
- Piggyy – Parent Guide for Children Financial Education – Teach Your Kids About Money & Investing
- SoFi – Budgeting & Goals Learn about short-term and long-term financial goals, plus ways to create small victories along the way.
- Study.com: Guide to Budgeting in College for Students
- Teaching financial literacy to children and teens: Grades 6-12
- The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS): TICAS a trusted source of research, design, and advocacy for student-centered
public policies that promote affordability, accountability, and equity
in higher education.
- Ultimate Saving Guide For High School Seniors Going Into College Things to do before you graduate from High School
- Understanding Your Finances: A Guide for College Students
- U.S. Department of Education – College Scorecard Search and compare colleges: their fields of study, costs,
admissions, results, and more.
- WisConnect – Your Source for Wisconsin Internships
- For information about Wisconsin’s GI Bill, Federal GI Bill and other grant opportunities for Veterans please visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA): Providing education benefits to those who have served, as well as to their family members.