This article is from the Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Fellowships FAQ, by Mark Kantrowitz with numerous contributions by others.
Start planning for your children's education as soon as possible.
Most parents wait until the beginning of their child's senior year
to start worrying. This is often too late to make a
difference. Encourage your children early on in academics and
athletics, and start saving as early as possible. There are many
sources of financial assistance, but you have to start searching
for this aid early. It is never too early to start planning for
your children's education.