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Resources for Parents and Families

Accounts and services to grow with your family's needs

Whether your child is 18 years or 18 months away from going to college, we're here to help

We're here to help you and your student plan for and manage educational expenses, with tools and resources that you both can use together.

The early years

Invest in your child's future while they're young, with tax-deferred options to outpace inflation.

Your journey starts here

The high school years

Encourage responsible spending and money management. Discuss budgeting tips to stay on track.

Students 13 to 17 years old 

The college years

Explore financial aid, scholarships, and private funding options to meet your needs.

College planning resources

Learn the basics of saving for college

Putting away even a small amount now can make a difference to help offset college costs.


Investing for education

Have your education savings grow alongside your child.

Scholarships and grants

Learn how to find and apply for college scholarships and grants that can help fund your child's education.


Private parent loans

Additional financing options to help students pay for college.


Private student loans

Private student loans help fill in the gaps left from other funding sources and is a quick, convenient way to fund your child's education.

Savings accounts

Start young and save often with a Wells Fargo savings account designed to grow with your family.

  • Make savings a family activity by setting and tracking goals
  • Option to give your child access to their funds at age 18
  • No monthly service fees for account holders under 18

Checking accounts

Instill good money habits. When they are ready, encourage your children to use a checking account to manage their daily finances.

  • Develop budgeting skills with free money management tools like My Spending Report with Budget Watch. 
  • Check balances and account activity from your cell phone withWells Fargo Mobile® Banking.
  • Online transfers allow parents to easily move money from their account to their child's account.

Credit cards

Help your student establish their credit profile and develop good credit habits to last a lifetime.

  • Establish a credit profile with the opportunity to be upgraded over time
  • Low or no annual fee