10 College Planning Questions: #6… Picking a college location. How often do you plan to go home?

Are you ready for more college planning questions? Ready for questions 6-10 to help you get started with college planning? Here goes. Question Six: While in college, how often do you plan to go home for a visit? The more often, the more location matters. Bill Cosby has been known to say, “Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.” Perhaps this is true. Which is why it makes sense to consider…

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College planning question #5. Who do you want to be around at college?

Day 5 in a 10-day series of college planning questions. Welcome back. This one might strike you as odd, but it’s worth considering and intentionally planning for. When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. Donald Miller A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life Your typical weekday at college will be a mix of solitary moments and group interactions. You walk to class alone. You…

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College Planning Question #4: Who do you want to teach you during college?

It’s Day 4 in a series of 10 Critical College Planning Questions. Question 4 is Who do you want to teach you at college? Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. – Josef Albers, German-American artist and educator My own experience, as you consider this college planning question. I had an art professor named Keith Malmquist who was born and raised in the north woods of Minnesota. He wore flannel shirts, liked…

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When it comes to college planning, to thine own self be true.

Day 3. College planning question 3: Who are you now, and who will you be in five to ten years? Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life’s about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright & co-founder of the London School of Economics Who are you now? Who do you want to become? These are tough questions, no matter what your age. The purpose in asking is not psychological, however, it is reflective – as in the reflection one sees in…

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Clarify college financing expectations. Who pays for what and when?

Clarify college financing expectations between student and parents. When it comes to college financing questions the most common situation is that there aren’t enough of them. Not enough families are openly asking enough questions of each other when it comes to who’s paying for what and when. In its most recent survey of college costs, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college for the 2011–2012 academic year averaged $21,447. A moderate college budget…

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