High School may be a good time to plan ahead to minimize college debt, especially the accumulation of life-long debt.
IMO, the documentary "Borrowed Future" should be required viewing.
Ongoing conversations and discussions sparked by "Borrowed Future" have the potential to influence decisions that may have multi-generational impact.

Documentary - Borrowed Future (2021)
Subtitle - How Student Loans Are Killing The American Dream
Description - Borrowed Future uncovers the dark side of the student loan industry and exposes how the system is built to work against you.
Length - 1:28
Rating - 8.6 / 10
Trailer - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt14910836/

Link - https://www.ramseysolutions.com/shows/borrowed-future-documentary
I especially value the documentary follow-up: a thoughtful presentation of potential next steps.
- Go Debt-Free - https://www.ramseysolutions.com/shows/borrowed-future-documentary/students/
- Take Control & Pay Off Student Loans - https://www.ramseysolutions.com/shows/borrowed-future-documentary/student-loan-debt/