3 Painful but Informative Discoveries I Made About College Costs | HDM 264

3 Painful but Informative Discoveries I Made About College Costs | HDM 264

Are you a mother of a soon-to-be college kid?

Or maybe you already have been through this situation and you can relate to today’s episode. As a parent, we want to be the guide of our kids during this process, but navigating the college process is not simple, and you might find yourself facing a learning curve. The college process can be stressful for everyone involved. Communication between your kid and you is vital as well as having an open mind about college costs and keeping learning with them.

In this episode, I share with you my own learning experience in this college process with my son. 

What you’ll learn about in today’s episode:

  • Why I had some serious price sticker shock
  • Several reasons contributing to why college is so expensive (I did some research)
  • The 3 things I am struggling with when it comes to navigating this new phase

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My experience in navigating the college process with my son.  [2:56]

The onset of the serious price stickers shock. [5:05]

The reasons I found as to why college so expensive. [6:06]

The three things I am personally struggling with this process. [13:20]

Why I couldn’t be a Financial Aid Officer. [16:32]

My struggles with the EFC (Estimated Family Contribution). [18:34]

The tricky parts I learned about with aid and grants. [21:32]

Resources From This Episode:

Articles referenced in today’s episode:

↳ Forbes: A New Study Investigates Why College Tuition is So Expensive

↳ EducationData.org: Average Cost of College & Tuition

↳ Indeed.com: What Is the Average Salary for College Graduates?

NBC News: Biden’s Higher Education Plan Aims to Ease Student Loan Debt

Studenloanhero.com: Expected Family Contribution Financial Aid

Savingforcollege.com: What is the Net Price?

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3 Painful but Informative Discoveries I Made About College Costs | HDM 264


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