The challenge of saving for a costly college education can be daunting and leads many to question whether the degree is worth the price. However, the return on investing in a college education is high. We see college graduates have:
But the number of college students is rising, making the competition for acceptance and financial aid increasingly fierce. The cost of college also appears to be on the rise, even as some are already struggling to pay the bill. As of 2012, student debt was the second-largest balance after mortgage debt.
Having a plan can help you. Review our guides for:
Selecting the right college can be difficult. Use our tips to get started and narrow down your school search.
Improve your child’s chances for college acceptance. Learn the steps you can take to maximize acceptance potential early on.
The cost of college can be overwhelming. Utilize helpful resources such as merit aid and financial aid.