Transitioning from high school to college is a major milestone for both students and their families.

To ease this transition, KC Scholars has compiled resources related to college planning, college life, financial aid and more, specifically designed to help parents as they support their students’ college goals.


Did you know that students who save money in a college savings account – even as little as $1 – are 4 times more likely to complete college?

College Board Guide for Parents – Action plans for parents to help their child prepare for college; also available en español

Preparing Your Child for College – Tools and resources to help parents prepare their children for college

College 101 for Parents – A guide to common questions parents may have about their child’s college future

Family Firsts, Parent Version – Helpful resources specifically for parents of first-generation college students; also available en español

2017 KC Scholars Parents’ Forum (Traditional) – Resources and advice for parents of KC Scholars traditional awardees to help ensure a smooth transition from high school to college

2017 KC Scholars Parents’ Forum (College Savings Account/Match) – Top ten tips and resources for parents of CSM/CSA awardees to help them prepare their students for college


Below, you will find lists of available scholarships from the 17 institutions in the KC Scholars Postsecondary Network, as well as several local scholarship foundations.

Federal Student Aid Guide for Parents – A practical guide to federal financial aid and a general overview of college costs; also available en español

Common Cents Resources – Quarterly articles designed for parents to share personal finance lessons with their children

Practical Money Skills – Free education resources to help students and families develop money management skills; also available en español