Cash Poor or College?: The Essential Guide to College Admissions for Teens (ages 13 to 18) & Their Parents is a blueprint for mapping a pathway to college. It offers teens a strategic approach to accessing higher education by utilizing the entire high school experience to maximum benefit. Each year is given singular focus so that the relevant information and assignments the student needs to know are discussed. The guide helps teens to lay a solid foundation in the first two years of high school, so that they are well prepared and informed for the later stages of college search. And to help teens with organizing their activities and monitoring their progress, a host of resources are provided. Lastly, a chapter is devoted to parents, with thirteen tips for how to support teens during the high school years.