Paying for College
"The value of a college education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think." – Albert Einstein, Physicist
As the cost of a college education continues to rise, paying for it is becoming an increasingly complex, daunting, and stressful for many families.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
As Certified College Funding Specialists™ we can guide you through all of your options and show you the most efficient way to pay for college.
A college education can be one of the most worthwhile endeavors to securing a lifetime of financial security. You are investing in your child’s future earning potential, which hopefully will provide him or her with an excellent start to a happy and successful career.
But a good education is not cheap.
According to the College Board, the total average cost for the 2016-2017 school year is $20,090 for a public, four-year college and $45,370 for a private, four-year college. For a newborn, four years of college will cost approximately $157,000 at a public institution and $288,000 at a private institution. While this may sound like a lot of money, we can show you how to pay for it.
A good education also doesn’t have to bankrupt you, either.
Paying for a college education is not simply saving money in a college savings plan. A good plan starts with reviewing your child’s academic achievements, determining his or her probable career interests, narrowing the list of types and locations of colleges, evaluating the potential for grants or financial aid, and mapping out the multiple funding sources.
We can help you put it all together while reducing the stress of planning for college.
 Based on public, four-year college costs rising at 3.5% a year (Source: College Board 10-year average 2006-7 to 2016-7) and private, four-year costs rising at 2.4% (Source: College Board 10-year average 2006-7 to 2016-7).