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 Department of Student Transitions. 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.

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.

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 workshops, please contact Dr. Amy Baldwin, Dates, times, and locations will be updated. If you would to receive an email when the workshops are scheduled, please email