K-12 College Prep Checklists

The Federal Student Aid Office of the Department of Education has compiled checklists for different grade levels. They include tasks for both students and parents to complete in order to ensure that students are college ready by the time they graduate high school. 

Elementary School: Student and parent checklists that start the student on the road to enjoying learning and point the parent to resources for college savings accounts. 

In partnership with the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, KickStart to Career will open a $50 savings account for every kindergartner in Muskegon County. 

Middle School: Student and parent checklists that get the student thinking about high school and possible careers and encourage the parent to keep an eye on the student’s progress. 

High School: Student and parent checklists that help the student focus on succeeding academically and learning about financial aid and provide the parent with tips for supporting the student and participating in the financial aid application process.​​​​​​​