Consider the beginning of college planning by understanding financial parameters based on the following criteria:
Likelihood of financial need based on my EFC
The probability that my student’s Academic Profile will garner merit scholarships
Forecast of job opportunities and beginning salary, based on the program of studies my student is considering
What parents can realistically afford based on savings, current income, and loans
After this responsible review, have a conversation with your student to set expectations before researching schools or walking on campus.
Understanding the value proposition of each school before a campus visit might help you decide if it is the walk climbing wall or the school's program of study that is worth the extra debt.
Great schools are located outside of mainstream regions of the country that accept >50% of applicants and graduate the majority of their students on time.
Check out our list of Traditional Private Colleges Generous With Merit for A & B Students. Want to learn more? Schedule a conversation.