Taking plenty of time to explore, learn and plan ahead can relieve some of the pressure associated with college planning. USA Funds® can offer a helping hand with information we’ve gathered for you from several sources.
We also offer college planning resources specific to states for which we are the designated federal student loan guarantor:
It’s never too early to plant and cultivate the seeds of higher learning. If children grow up understanding the benefits of college, believing that it’s an essential step in their education and, most importantly, that it’s accessible to them, they will naturally seek to take the right steps at the appropriate time.
In partnership with the University of Northwestern Ohio and the Lima/Allen County, Ohio College Access Program, USA Funds offers several age-appropriate podcasts to deliver these messages that you can share and watch with your children:
Early Awareness Podcasts
“College Daze,” targeted to grades kindergarten through four, presents animated messages to build self-esteem and introduce the necessity of higher education.
“The Adventures of Tad,” for grades five through eight, provides humorous messages that continue to build self-esteem, and introduce the necessity of higher education.
“Let’s Talk About College,” for grades nine through 12, offers music-based messages that encourage students to continue to challenge themselves academically. The podcasts cover topics such as college admission applications and financial aid.