The good news is that there are many resources available to help guide you and your student through the process.

  • Conventional wisdom holds that airfares are typically cheapest if purchased on a Tuesday or Wednesday as that is when most airlines release fare sales and promotions.
  • You can track airfare projections for your preferred route using sites such as,,, and
  • Once you’ve narrowed down the flight you want you can often save money and earn full frequent flyer miles by booking directly on the airline’s website.

Note: The mention of third-party vendors is solely suggestive, and not an endorsement. ISEP is not associated or in partnership with any of these vendors.