Why Save For College?
As a parent, it weighs on your mind what will
happen when free education calls it quits. What will you do to
pay for your child’s college tuition?
It is stressful and worrisome for just about
any parent that has dreams of their child going off to college
to become a doctor…a lawyer or something else. Saving for
college is a big decision and it is something that we must take
My Child Will Get A Scholarship
Many parents think that a scholarship is the best way for them
to pay for their child’s education. Today, there are all types
of scholarships available ranging from local scholarships to the
school’s themselves taking on the child without any cost to
you. The problem is that although this number of programs has
gotten higher, so has the number of students that are now
enrolled in college. That means that there is still only a
small portion of students getting a “free ride” through school.
Even if your child does get a scholarship, it probably will not
cover the total cost of their education and needs.
The next thing to consider, then, is the cost of sending them to
school. There is no doubt that this price tag will continue to
grow and that means an increased number of students that need to
find the funds somewhere. Most students that do not have
funding for their education through their parents will get
student loans and grants to help subsidize their costs. While
this is a choice for most students, it is one that comes with a
finance charge at the same time. That means that your child’s
graduation always comes with a price tag that puts them in debt
right off the bat.
If it sounds frustrating and stressful, you are not alone. The
process of sending your student to school is one that is likely
to cost you a decent amount of money. Yet, funding it is
something that all parents have to think about in some way.
Saving for college may be something that you have to do. If it
is, there are programs and services that can help you to make
that happen. The longer that you wait, though, the more costly
it will become to you.