submitted by Bucks County Consumer Protection Agency
Q. My oldest child recently graduated from High School and, up until about a week ago, my son wasn’t sure what he wanted to do for the future. He is just now talking about going to college so I haven’t really put much thought into the college process before now.
Now I am panicking and he is so laid back he is of absolutely no help. I could use some guidance with everything from financial aid to making his living arrangements so that I can help him get prepared for continuing his education.
I’m not sure if this falls under your area of expertise, but I read your column every week and thought you may have an idea where I would go to get the information that I need. Can you help?
A. While getting ready for college is exciting it can also be overwhelming. There are definitely things you want to be careful of when seeking help through the process.
There are many things that you need to keep in mind including protecting your personal information, watching out for scholarship scams when setting up financial aid and building good credit. Bucks County Consumer Protection was able to find information on what every college student should know and we would be happy to send this out to consumers who are interested in these tips.
If you would like us to mail you a copy call 1-800-942-2669 and ask for a copy of “40 Money Management Tips Every College Student Should Know” and leave your name and address and we will send one out to you.
For other useful consumer information and brochures, you can visit http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/CommunityServices/ConsumerProtection/index.aspx.