This paper analyzes findings from a survey of the parents of Illinois eighth graders. The survey takes a sample of these parents in six different school settings to determine the status of their knowledge about college admissions requirements, costs, how they plan to meet those costs, and their knowledge of financial aid in planning for their child's education beyond high school. Study results indicate a lack of knowledge in these areas and a strong desire on the part of these parents to obtain it.
"Parents of Illinois Eighth Graders: A Survey of Their Knowledge About Academic and Financial Planning for Their Child's Education Beyond High School,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 18
, Article 4.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol18/iss1/4