Introduce Plan for College by Sallie Mae® to your PTA High School families!



Sallie Mae understands that families need the right tools to make college happen. The Plan for College website is a unique, online destination that offers you and your member families free, easy-to-use college planning resources, including theCollege Planning Toolbox, a suite of free tools and calculators to help students and families navigate their way through every phase of saving, planning, and paying for college.

To assist you in introducing these free resources to your high school families, please feel free to download and use:
1. This informational flyer
2. These banners for your website, Facebook and/or newsletter (Click for the banner image. Then, right-click the image to download or save as.)
3. This newsletter/email copy

Be sure to check out the rest of the information at and set it as a bookmark so you can visit it easily throughout the planning process.

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Are you a college parent for the first time?

Was it really three years ago that we moved our daughter into the dorms?  It feels like it was just yesterday.  We read through the list of things to gather or buy wondering if she really needed all the stuff.  I can still feel the stress that came with renting a loft bed, arrange for it to be delivered to her room, finding the notorious XL twin sheet in the right color, printing off the directions and packing the tools to assembly it.  I remember conquering the mountain of boxes and storage totes that were loaded into the truck and unpacking them in what felt like the world’s smallest bedroom.  Then climbing up to make the bed for her and praying the whole time she didn’t fall off in the middle of the night.  You could cut the tension with a knife when we met the roommate for the first time.  The mixed bag of feelings I had when we drove away because I was leaving my child in this new world still brings tears to my eyes.

The links below offer some hints for dealing with moving your student to college.  I especially like the idea about wearing sunglasses and the quick good bye.

How to Say Goodbye to Your College Freshman:  8 Ways to Help Your College Freshman Get Started
Getting Ready for College Move-In Day:  9 Tips for the Best College Move-in Day
Getting Along With a College Roommate:  6 Ways to Improve Roommate Relationships