With the calendar now turning to September we are officially in college countdown mode. Our son and daughter still have essays to finish, college applications to complete, possibly last minute fall campus visits and the FAFSA application to complete.
In the best case all of this needs to be completed before the end of the year. All while attending their senior year of high school, working their part-time jobs, for my son playing football and varies social activities. On the life of a teenager.
Luckily for them they have a great support system in place. They have some older friends who have recently gone through the process, as well as a core group of friends who are dealing with this now. They have a great guidance office to leverage and of course mom and dad.
As you can imagine these process things have been a frequent topic of conversation in our home. We are also discussing a number of other college related items with our son and daughter that we believe can help them be successful and help avoid debt. Our goal for them is to begin their adult lives with a degree, a career path and no debt hanging over their heads.