High school graduation may seem a long way off, but this is actually the perfect time to start thinking about what kind of further education you want. Why? Because whether you want to go to a university, community college, or vocational school, your education will cost money. If you find out how much money you’ll need, you can start planning thoughtfully for the future.
1. Declare your dreams
2. Decide what you need and want
3. Go comparison shopping
4. Explore your financial aid options
5. Build a blueprint for your future
When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have a plan for my educational future—including ideas on how to pay for it.