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Determine the cost of higher education today


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


It may seem impossible to know where or even whether a child may choose to go to college. Yet you cannot plan for something without knowing what it costs today.

Giving some thought to the type of higher education for your child can get you started on planning for the future.

The following resources may assist you in determining the cost of higher education today:

What Schools Rank High and Low for College Costs After Subtracting Typical Financial Aid Support

National Cost Estimates for Public Colleges and Universities

National Cost Estimates for Private Colleges and Universities

College Costs Estimated for Specific Institutions


Having a Child Tasks

1. Protecting against risk
2. Updating your estate plan
3. Arranging child care
4. Revising your spending plan
5. Saving for your child’s education

Saving for your child’s education Subtasks

1. Determine the cost of higher education today
2. Estimate the cost of higher education in the future
3. Explore tax-deferred college savings plans
4. Select appropriate investments for college savings plans

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