Since Dawn Price-Whitlock's daughter was 5 years old, she has wanted to be a nurse. In the fall, she was accepted into the health science program at Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City. And this winter, she was accepted to the University of Central Missouri.
But financing that dream could be a challenge. That's why Price-Whitlock went to see Pat Wright-Tatum, financial aid administrator at Nichols.
A first step for most parents looking at college expenses in the fall should be the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).