We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help parents through every step of the college planning process. From starting the college conversation to visiting campus, our tools and resources will help answer questions you may have about helping your child get a college education.
For starters, you might want to check out our College Planning Checklist article that outlines some initial steps before you hop into the rest of our guide. And if your children are years away from applying to college, start planning early with our How to Set Up a College Fund article.
If you’re already looking at colleges for your child, you might think it’s too late to start thinking about savings. However, there are a number of things you can do to shore up your finances even while your child is in high school.
Your child might need some help when it comes to figuring out which school or program will work best for their goals and your family’s financial situation. Learn more about how to help them make the right choice.
The college application process can be overwhelming. Below are some resources to help your child
get ready for tests and apply (and hopefully get accepted!) to the perfect school.
Learn more about the financial aid options available for your child — including both federal and private student loans.
Check out videos from SoFi financial planners and members to help get you through the more difficult steps of college planning with your child.
Thinking about using student loans to help afford your child’s tuition? Read the articles below to get more information on different types of student loans that may work for your family.
Depending on where your school is, you have different options when it comes to getting the money you need to pay for school. Here are some resources to help.
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Even after you’ve said your goodbyes, your child may need a bit of help getting adjusted. Here are some ways you can continue to support your child during their first weeks of school.
Whether you want to cosign on a private student loan for your child or take out a parent student loan, SoFi offers no fee, competitive rate student loans to help you pay your way.
SoFi members can also set up a complimentary appointment with one of our financial planners, who can answer your college financing questions and walk you through your options.