Thrivent Scholars Advisor Network

Family financial preparation for life after high school

Whether you're a parent or guardian footing the bill, or a college-bound student unsure of your major, planning the financial and career aspects of going to college can be scary and overwhelming. From parents' fears of dwindling retirement funds to students' concerns of where to apply – we're here to help.

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5 Core Principles of a Wise College Parent

Help your student navigate college without compromising your retirement

We want you, as parents, to be prepared in advance with the financial know-how to navigate the costs of college without putting your retirement at risk. We also want your student to be equipped to participate as an active decision-maker in the process. Our approach to college planning can help you meet the challenge through five core principles.

Engage your student in the financial process

Engage your student in the financial process

Be wise with debt

Be wise with debt

Understand your roles

Understand your roles

Spend wisely

Spend wisely

Protect your family against setbacks

Protect your family against setbacks

Participant's Voice

"As the college/scholarship counselor of a local high school … I've found the [Thrivent Scholars Advisor Network] presentations to parents and students engaging, informative and professional. I believe the offer to initially meet with families with no financial commitment provides much needed guidance and support, ultimately helping my students attend college with less debt and headache."*


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