Know Before You Go

The Know Before You Go Program

Know Before You Go is a series of college readiness workshops for parents and students developed in collaboration with the Office of Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, and University College. The purpose of the workshops is to raise awareness of college readiness topics and help families develop the skills necessary to make informed choices about going to college. After the workshops, both parents and students take with them a personalized plan to help them through the process of getting ready for college.

Fall 2018 Know Before You Go Workshops

Understanding the Costs of College

This workshop will cover such topics as tuition and fees, net price, educational expenses, financial aid, and methods for reducing the variable costs of college. Participants will be provided with additional information and materials to help them develop a plan to afford college.

Getting Your Student College Ready

This workshop will cover topics on academic preparation and self-management skills needed to get ready for college. Participants will be provided with additional information and materials to help them develop a plan to get academically and personally ready for college.

Applying for Scholarships

This workshop will cover the basics of searching and applying for scholarships as well as tips for managing the process and creating a compelling essay. Participants will be provided with additional information and materials to help them develop a plan to identify and apply for scholarships.

Resources for Know Before You Go

Costs of College Comparison (Excel file)

Costs of College Comparison (PDF)

Net Price Calculator (Excel file)

Net Price Calculator (PDF)

Parent Lingo (URL)

Contact Information

For more information about Know Before You Go or the Fall 2018 workshops, please contact Dr. Amy Baldwin, abaldwin@uca.edu. Dates, times, and locations will be updated. If you would to receive an email when the workshops are scheduled, please email abaldwin@uca.edu.