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Parent Resources

PARENT RESOURCES

Transitioning from high school to college is a major milestone for both students and their families.

To ease this transition, our team compiled resources related to college planning, college life, financial aid, and more, specifically designed to help parents as they support their students’ academic goals. 

Below, you will find lists of available scholarships from the institutions in the Great Jobs KC – KC Scholars Scholarship Program Post-Secondary Network, as well as several local scholarship foundations.

135 Financial Literacy Resources For High School And College Students – A practical guide to Financial Tips for College Students
Common Cents Resources – Quarterly articles designed for parents to share personal finance lessons with their children
Practical Money Skills – Free education resources to help students and families develop money management skills; also available en español

COLLEGE PLANNING

Did you know that students who save money in a college savings account – even as little as $1 – are 4 times more likely to complete college?

College Board Guide for Parents – Action plans for parents to help their child prepare for college; also available en español

Preparing Your Child for College – Tools and resources to help parents prepare their children for college

College 101 for Parents – A guide to common questions for parents about their child’s college future

Family Firsts, Parent Version – Helpful resources specifically for parents of first-generation college students; also available en español

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