ERIC Number: ED378496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Preparing Your Child for College: A Resource Book for Parents. Second Edition.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
It is never too early for parents to think about college for their children. This resource book was designed to help parents and educators work with students to ensure that their children have the option of going to college. The booklet provides tips on academic preparations and also offers ideas on how parents can plan for the costs of a college education. Although it was written primarily as a long-term planning guide for parents, this guide should likewise assist guidance counselors and teachers. The book helps parents set high expectations for their children's future, know what college options are available, and plan college finances. The guide addresses these issues in seven chapters: (1) General Questions about College; (2) Preparing for College; (3) Choosing a College; (4) Financing a College Education; (5) Long-range Planning; (6) Important Terms; and (7) Other Sources of Information. Also included are exercises and checklists parents can use when discussing career plans, college inquiries, college preparation, and financial preparation with their children. Ten charts furnish quick references on finances, recommended high school courses, and other commonly-asked questions. Information about opportunities in each state, complete with addresses, phone, and fax numbers, appears in the back. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation, Colleges, Education, Educational Counseling, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Guidance Objectives, Higher Education, Parent Materials, Paying for College, Resource Materials, Secondary Education
Consumer Information Catalogue, Pueblo, CO 81009 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Office of the Under Secretary.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For first edition, see ED 352 589.