The Bridge: Kaua'i to College

Free guidance and support for Kaua'i kids who want to go to college

Family

‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia.
No task is too big when done together by all.

Your ohana is your ikaika, your strength!  (We made that up but shouldn't that be a saying?)

Your family's help will be important in so many ways to support you through to college graduation.  Consider these family sources: 


(Caption: "Love you, Mom!")


Parents--
Colleges assume that parents will help pay a portion or all of college costs.  This amount depends--somewhat and we will explain in a minute--on their ability to pay and is determined by the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 
     (The FAFSA may be your new best friend!)

Aunties, Uncles, Tutu, Hanai Family
--
Lots of the people who love you may be able to help, too.  Sometimes they have even established college funds which have been growing since you were born! (Love you, Tutu!)  Every little bit helps.  Some may be able to help with one-time expenses:  air travel (any frequent flyer miles?)--books--special treat funds (winter boots or a dinner out)--Christmas or birthday presents of money...get creative! 

And remember, when your ohana sees how hard you are working to get into and through college, how you have been earning and saving your own money, they may be even more motivated to help in whatever ways they can.


The Bridge: Kaua’i to College, 8/2016