Identify the options for a college or a career/vocational program


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


There are many options for continuing one’s education after high school. Some students are best served by a traditional four-year program at private or public institution. Others will thrive at a community college or in a vocational program.

The following resources may assist you in identifying the options for a college or a career/vocational program:

Choosing a College

Questions to Ask When Choosing a College

Organizing Your College Search


Emptying the Nest Tasks

1. Financing college
2. Revising your spending plan
3. Planning for long-term care
4. Preparing for retirement
5. Estate planning

Financing college Subtasks

1. Discuss higher education and its cost with your young adult
2. Identify the options for a college or a career/vocational program
3. Determine the cost of college or a career program
4. Identify options for financing higher education

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