You want your kid to go to college. Attending college requires paying the college for services. How are you supposed to figure out how much money that requires? Who can you believe?
Seems like when you want a simple answer to a complicated question, you have to accept that the answer will not be entirely simple. But each part is not too complicated, so I’ll spend a few posts answering this question.
Many players can be involved with paying for college (in addition to mom and dad and the student): the federal government, the state government, the college, and various scholarship providers (really nice people and organizations who are looking for students to help out through college).
Shepherding our children to adulthood demands our love, our attention, and our acceptance of who they are.