Created By: Trellis Company (formerly TG)
Big Picture: Most likely, you’re going to need money for college, and the Trellis Company website has you covered. You’ll find lots of info on loan options and repayment plans, with calculators and other interactive tools to help figure out how much you’ll be paying during and after college.
How It Helps You: There tends to be a ton of info to wade through when it comes to financial aid, so this site makes it easier with a clean interface, casual language, and pretty intuitive navigation.
Must-Use: Get the facts by checking out the About Student Loans section—it’s an easy-to-read walkthrough of what the various loan options are, including a link to a list of Forms that’ll be handy for helping you (and your parents) get started.
Parent-Friendliness: Your parents are certainly going to want to plan ahead for your college education, so they’ll appreciate the Borrower FAQ—it’ll give them insight into the challenges you might face repaying your loans.
Protip: This resource is a companion to Adventures in Education, so we recommend that you go ahead and spend some time on the AIE site first to help you figure out what career you want and what schools you should apply to.