By Kathleen Adame (@AJGA_U), AJGA Communications
Deciding where to go to college is hard enough without thinking about the application system and more importantly how to finance your college education. AJGA ‘U’ and Wells Fargo have teamed up to help you navigate this complex process with the Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS® article series. The series of articles consist of three distinct categories; preparing for college, the cost of college and credit. These articles will help prospective students feel more comfortable with the financial aspect of college.
“Preparing for college” is a group of articles geared towards students in their junior and senior year of high school. Junior year is the start of the college process when you should start thinking about what schools you are interested in. “Preparing for college” outlines the process of applying for scholarships and grants and breaks down the ACT/SAT.
“The cost of college” dives into the different expenses associated with higher education. Unless you receive a full-ride academic or athletic scholarship, college will cost a pretty penny. An easy way to soften the blow of tuition and other costs is to become educated about the different financial options available. “The cost of college” outlines the resources available to students looking for financial guidance.
“Credit” looks into why credit is important for college students and how it can help once you graduate. Articles will explain credit scores, interest rates and paying off student loans. Credit is not just for recent graduates, as this article series will show, building credit while in college can be a big help once you graduate.