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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

College Planning - Resources, Tips and more

College... Sooner or Later?

Our daughter is a senior in high school this year. We have been saving for this for some time now. We're glad we did! College costs have been rising at a faster pace over the cost of living for many years now.

If you have a child in high school now, you will find my new Preparing for College website helpful. It covers such topics as: Life and Hope Scholarships, FAFSA, other scholarships and grants and resources for finding a college. There is a link to the Paying for College Guide that is also very helpful.

If you have a small child... start saving NOW! Consider using the South Carolina Future Scholars program. You will find links to this and much more including the College Savings 101 Tutorial link.

Consider College an Investment
Did you know that, according to a 2007 College Board Study, Education Pays, people with a bachelor's degree earn over 60 percent more than those with only a high school diploma? Over a lifetime, the gap in earning potential between a high school diploma and a B.A. is more than $800,000. In other words, whatever sacrifices you make for your college education in the short term are more than repaid in the long term.

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