With graduation season upon us, we are reminded that parents mediating their divorce have the opportunity to plan for their children’s higher education. While analyzing budgets and how families can meet everyone’s needs, saving for college is often the biggest ticket item. Particularly for parents who have children nearing college age, and have not yet begun to save, this is a difficult mediation topic. For the parent with more limited resources, a SUNY Cap (participating in college fees such as tuition, room and board up to the cost of a particular SUNY school, even if the child attends a private university) may be in order. For parents of younger children, they may agree to contribute to a 529 account annually, in a particular amount or proportion of income. We remind people too that as they negotiate parenting arrangements, and how they will be raising their children, many milesteones lie ahead, perhaps none quite as remarkable as a college graduation. In mediation, they may lay the groundwork for cooperative parenting so that these occasions are truly celebratory and comfortable for all — especially the kids.