Press Release
2020 Great Advice for Parents Highlights COVID-19 Considerations

Lincoln, Neb. (August 31, 2020) – In its fifth year of publication, Great Advice for Parents is now available. Produced through a partnership between Inceptia, a nonprofit serving educational institutions, and personal finance site NerdWallet, this free e-guide provides high school families with timely information to navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes.


New this year is information regarding the changes to colleges and universities as a result of COVID-19.


“We want students to understand that, even if the pandemic forces them to reconsider their original plans, the pursuit of higher education is not lost” says Carissa Uhlman, vice president of student success at Inceptia. “We obviously don’t know what the world will look like in fall 2021, but now is the time for high school seniors to consider all possible scenarios. We hope that families use our e-guide as a great jumping off point to have these discussions.”


Along with information regarding COVID-19 considerations, the 2020 edition of Great Advice for Parents continues to act as a one-stop resource for college planning with information covering:

  • Understanding college costs and how to pay for school
  • Completing the FAFSA and next steps
  • What to know before borrowing student loans

    As part of Inceptia’s nonprofit mission, this guide is a free resource for high school and college educators, counselors, coaches, and mentors, as well as other nonprofit organizations that assist students and families in preparing for college. It is available for download or may be shared with students and families via our downloadable Great Advice for Parents flyer.


    Inceptia, a division of National Student Loan Program (NSLP), is a nonprofit organization committed to offering effective and uncomplicated solutions in verification, financial aid management, financial education, and repayment wellness. Our mission is to support schools as they launch brilliant futures for students, armed with the knowledge to become financially responsible citizens. Since 1986, we have helped more than two million students at 5,500 schools reach their higher education dreams. Each year we help nearly 340,000 students learn how to pay for college, navigate financial aid, borrow wisely, and resolve their student loan repayment challenges. Our solutions are designed to support student success by helping financial aid administrators maximize resources, so they can spend more time focusing on students.


    ABOUT NERDWALLET is on a mission to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions. As a personal finance website and app, NerdWallet provides consumers with personalized, unbiased and actionable insights so they can make smart money moves. From finding the best credit card to buying a house to investing their next dollar, NerdWallet is there to help consumers make financial decisions with confidence. Consumers have free access to our expert content and comparison shopping marketplaces, plus a data-driven membership experience, which helps them stay on top of their finances and save time and money, giving them the freedom to do more. For more information, visit