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1. Financing college


Life’s Financial Journeys

Heading Off to College
Getting Out on Your Own
Blending Two Lives
Having a Child
Emptying the Nest
Entering Retirement
Divorce
Death of a Life Partner
Military Life


Financing college. “How can we pay for higher education expenses?”

Attending college (or a career or vocational program) is most likely your young adult’s first major financial commitment.

You may have already saved some or all of this expense, and this is a very special gift to your child. How can you further assist your young adult(s) with this major financial responsibility?

The following subtasks may assist you in financing college. You will find detailed resources for these subtasks under the links in the right column of this page.

Subtask 1: Discuss higher education and its cost with your young adult

Subtask 2: Identify the options for a college or a career/vocational program

Subtask 3: Determine the cost of college or a career program

Subtask 4: Identify options for financing higher education


Emptying the Nest Tasks

1. Financing college
2. Revising your spending plan
3. Planning for long-term care
4. Preparing for retirement
5. Estate planning

Financing college Subtasks

1. Discuss higher education and its cost with your young adult
2. Identify the options for a college or a career/vocational program
3. Determine the cost of college or a career program
4. Identify options for financing higher education

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