If your high school-aged son or daughter is going to attend a two or four year institution, WHY pay for all of it YOURSELF? There are BILLIONS of dollars out there available from federal, state and local government agencies and programs, private endowments, venture capital groups, philanthropists, and big corporations. Why would you not at least try?
A college degree from, let’s say, a private university out of state, can cost upwards of $100,000 these days, including room and board, and NEW textbooks that parents are often extorted into buying.
Student loans? Your kid is on the hookfor those, as of the day he or she graduates. Read THIS, parents:
“The standard repayment plan for federal student loans puts borrowers on a 10-year track to pay off their debt, but research has shown the average bachelor's degree holder takes 21 years to pay off his or her loans. Under federal income-based repayment options, remaining debt is forgiven after 20 years.”
-USNews.com, Oct 7, 2014
Yes, I found that on Google, just like you can, but that one isn’t propaganda folks; your kid (or YOU) are in a world of hurt by financing a bachelors degree, putting pressure on them to find a good-paying job right out of college, possibly affecting their credit, and affecting their ability to choose what they want for themselves as young adults…
The Hire Standard has different packages starting at $250 to HELP connectyou and your kid with MONEY for college in the form of grants and scholarships that- guess what? You DON’T have to PAY BACK…