University USA

US college costs

When a baby is born in the USA, many middle and upper-class families open a savings account for the newborn that will become the principal means of funding for the future college student. Most important birthday presents as well as any kind of accomplishments on and off the classroom will usually become money towards the college fund.

What do I need to know

 

First of all it is very important that you completely share this project with your child and that you are willing to help them, not only to understand how the american college system works, but also to help them out in preparing and filling out all the needed documentation. Having to take international tests will not be easy for your kid, specially if the results will not come in a timely manner. You should help your child decide which school to go to and many other decisions that will be key for their future.

Timing

Ideally...

GET THE INFO 

During the first year of high school.

 

RESEARCH

Your athletic scholarship during your second or third year and try for the TOEFL.

 

TRY 

To take the SAT/ACT during your third year (or your fourth year if you are in a 5-year highschool system).

Academic system

Once American high school students graduate, many choose to start their college careers. There are thousands of institutions called college or universities  that can provide university degrees in many different academic disciplines.