I’ve never met a family that didn’t like the idea of paying less for college. Here’s how you can do it by starting with school data and using five smart strategies to find more generous and affordable schools, pay less, and even negotiate a better deal.
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As parents, we want to do the best for our kids, but giving them the best in a college education means spending money and potentially impacting our long-term finances. So how do you decide what is best for your child and family? Here are 10 key considerations that will help put you on the right path.
We often make assumptions about college costs, and these are often based on whether schools are public or private, or they’re in-state or out-of-state. But these assumptions are often wrong, and they can cost you thousands of dollars and kill your child’s dreams. Here’s how costs really work at U.S. colleges, and here’s what you need to know so you don’t end up being a dream-killer.
Parents want to help their kids plan for college, and one of the biggest challenges is helping them make a wise decision. In this podcast episode, I’m joined by Mike Flynn, owner of Engenius Learning, to talk about when it’s best to start preparing your student for college, how much emphasis to put on testing, and how to use his 5|10|20 outcomes rule to balance your investment in college against your long-term outcomes and financial returns. Listen Now…
In the latest episode of the Taming the High Cost of College Podcast, independent educational consultant Chuck Erickson joins Brad to talk about how to research colleges and how parents can help their student find the right school for their future. Join Brad and Chuck to learn how to get started, the best tools you can use, whether you should trust college rankings, and much more. Listen Now…
There’s a better than 50% chance that a new college student will transfer or drop out of college if their school doesn’t fit their preferences. Here’s how parents and students can avoid this disaster by doing their research, finding a good fit school, and choosing the right college.