If your children are young when you divorce, you may not give much thought to how their college will be paid for. However, that day will come soon enough. These days, few parents can pay for their children's college education without financial aid. It's best to discuss how college will be paid for as you work out the divorce settlement, even if your children are still tykes.
If you're at the point where your kids are looking at colleges, it's essential to understand that as divorced parents, there are additional complications to applying for financial aid. However, with some careful planning, you can get the largest amount of aid to which you're entitled.