Keith Brown, the Executive Director of The Opportunity Plan in Canyon, has some reminders to help get through college with your finances in tact.
First things first, consider putting money into a fund for someone you love this Christmas.
Tips For Saving
Starting at Birth
- $20 a Month = $6000
Starting at Age 8
- $10 a Month = $1500
- $15 a Month = $5000
Another thing to think about during the holidays is getting the FAFSA complete. It's due after January 1st.
You might as well get the college applications done.
- WTAMU: February 1st
- Texas Tech: February 1st
- Texas A&M: February 1st
- Amarillo College: March 1st
- Wayland Baptist: March 1st
- Abeline Christian: Varies
You can knock out some of the scholarship applications as well.
- Amarillo Area Foundation: February 15th
- Opportunity Plan: April 1st
When you're having talks with your kids about colleges, keep in mind cost.
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