Has your child begun expressing interest in attending college? If so, their aspirations might outweigh their resources. For example, if a student is interested in attending a private school rather than a public one, their family might not be able to support just how much more expensive these colleges are compared to their public counterparts. That said, many private schools offer generous scholarships to potential students. This type of scholarship aid is not guaranteed, but its potential availability is something to consider as your child evaluates options. The same can be said for public schools as well, as there are a number of potential scholarship options out there. Planning for your child’s future college experience can be stressful for everyone involved. Having open, candid discussions about the cost of attendance, being transparent about finances and helping your teen explore ways to realize goals can make the process smoother and more rewarding in the long run. To learn more about the ways you can ease into these discussions with your child, inspect the resource paired alongside this post.
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