The impact that higher education will have on your life is priceless. However, actually attending college does come at a cost. Hopefully you can pay for your tuition with scholarships and grants but, if you’re like many students today, you may have to rely on loans to help you pay for your education.
While it’s tempting to not think about your loans until your senior year of college, it’s much less stressful in the long-run if you start managing them while you’re still in school.
It’s no secret that college is expensive. It helps tremendously when students have financial management plans, since they won’t feel overwhelmed by college loans and the stress of having to deal with everyday expenses without a blueprint. Learning how to manage finances is an immense help to students. Unfortunately, learning these skills proves to be harder than one would expect.
When it comes to applying, getting into, and paying for college, there are an awful lot of resources out there. Some of those resources are better than others, and unfortunately a large amount of those “resources” offer very little quality.
One area of the web that has gotten significantly better over the years is government education websites. It makes sense too, given how closely the government is tied to education. The following is a short list of 5 government-run education websites that every college student and parent should bookmark.