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The college money talk nobody wants to have but everybody should

Talking about college and money has probably edged out sex and drugs on the list of conversations parents LEAST want to have with their teenager. Maybe it’s because there’s no marketing campaign to go with it. So consider this a start toward that end. Parents, have the conversation with your kids about college and money! Why do families avoid having the college money conversation? Lots of reasons based on my experience with hundreds upon hundreds of college-bound families. First off,…

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A College Degree from UW-Madison Will Cost You $100,968 (If You’re Lucky)

Choosing a college has become a six-figure decision. Unfortunately, many families assume they’ll pay much less because the primary cost of instruction — tuition and fees — can be far less than the “Cost of Attendance“, an official estimate created by each college that also includes room & board, books, travel and miscellaneous expenses for an average full-time freshman. That’s why I prefer to talk about Cost of Attendance (COA) with families, because no matter where junior goes to college,…

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Counting All the Costs of College

In the coming weeks I’ll be sharing videos, blogs and resources to help families better understand and prepare for all the costs of college. Precisely because a college education has become an incredibly expensive investment, much of my time will be devoted to financial considerations, including an in-depth look at the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA as it is known by millions of parents and students. Other topics will include creative ways for parent(s) and students to…

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Paying for college when one size doesn’t fit all

How to pay for college is an issue that keeps parents awake at night, and students, too. As a college planner, one of the things I encourage students and their parents to do sooner than later is to have a discussion about, “Who’s paying for what and when?” when it comes to college. College money talk causes the most stress and is one that can be the most difficult to talk about. But it doesn’t have to be. Here I’ll share…

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