If you are interested in attending college, or are looking to send your child to college, this page will give you the help you need to plan well for this milestone in life. Below you will find videos and tools that you can access.
In addition to these resources, the 3to1 Foundation created a scholarship program to help families struggling to provide their children with a college education. Click the buttons below to learn about the scholarship and view past recipients.
Tools / Estimators / Calculators
College Budget Tool
A tool to help you gauge the funds needed for scholarships and/or loans
College Savings Calculator
This college cost and savings calculator is the ideal tool for your college planning needs
Explore colleges, careers, payment resources and estimator
Scholarships / Financial Aid
How Do I Obtain Financing for College?
The 3 ways college tuition is typically funded
Most large banks make college loans.
529 Plans- State sponsored college savings plan that allows you to save for college and let your savings grow tax-free.
You may contribute to Roth IRAs with your “earned” income and can take distributions to pay for qualified education expenses. However, there is a caution here. The portion of the distribution that comes from your contributions is tax-free, but the portion that comes from earnings is still subject to income tax if withdrawn before you reach age 59-1/2.
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Need-based financial aid application
Free online scholarship search site
Financial aid, College scholarships and Loan eligibility estimator
SREB Southern Regional Education Board
Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college, at in-state tuition rates