September 28, 2021

A look at the dollars and ‘sense’ of funding higher education

Attending college is a major decision. Ideally, funds are available because a financial plan was established early in a student’s life. In reality, each student and each financial situation is different.

No matter where you are on the college preparation scale, it is important to take some time to review, check off, add to your list and glean additional information and resources.

It’s time to set up a spreadsheet or create a binder with yearly plans, information, college and scholarship applications, goals and expenses and incomes.

Be practical

The decision to attend college begins with asking yourself some questions.

  • Where is the best advice regarding college choice, finances and mapping course requirements? Technically, this can be anyone — parents, friends, advisers from the college or someone who has the degree you want.
  • What degree are you pursuing? It will play a…

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