Interactive Checklists

College Preparation

These checklists relate to the needs associated with college preparation. They include checklist items for setting up a dorm room, information about manage finances during college, and subjects dealing with college life.
  • College Dorm Room
    This is a checklist of furniture, bedding, and supplies needed when setting up a college dorm room.
  • FAFSA Pell Grant, Scholarships, and Student Loan Advice
    This is great advice about how to get the most college grant money possible when completing the FAFSA. This checklist also includes helpful tax information related to grants, scholarships, and student college loans.
  • Save Money in College
    Here are some interesting ways you can save money if you are preparing for college.
  • Tax Information for Students
    This checklist is helpful to those who are currently enrolled in college, or would like to know how obtaining higher education could help reduce their federal taxes and/or provide a credit from the IRS. If you are attending and accredited college and seeking a degree, this is the tax information you will need when filing your tax return.
  • Websites for buying or renting college textbooks
    Here is a list of websites that sell or rent college textbooks. Save this list for future reference. Add more resources to the list and notes about which textbook you purchased, the date, and price.
  • Note: Although these checklists have been carefully prepared by individuals who are experts in the subject, we do not suggest the information be used as a substitute for legal, medical, or financial advice. Always consult a professional who understands your specific situation.