Predicting future college costs

Steve & Ted
Tuesday, December 26th

Don Grant says there are many different factors that contribute to how much a college education will cost.


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Wednesday only partly sunny we're gonna warm way up to 25 degrees tomorrow wow. Mostly cloudy sixty degrees northeast winds at sixty miles per hour wind chill is one with Don grant CF beat them on the record with a sporting mortgage market and. Have you Weathers this morning good to be here George Washington and his troops annual Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River. Has been saved by boats made by children. Okay organizers had feared yesterday's crossing would have to be canceled because low water levels on the river between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Would have made it impossible for re an actor to navigate. Their middle and there wouldn't Durham boats. But Philadelphia waterborne nonprofit that teaches both buildings skills to middle and high school students. Let the organizers six and made twelve foot rowboat for the crossing. The bullets only draw about six inches of water meaning they can get across a river under current conditions but that. 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Now the potential and market you don't have to market it that's through the Manhattan bar and self and is always there like Stephen did it market itself right. Right six. It's that they want it was Stephen dead Don grant CFP the funny tracker predicting future college costs or getting in the twinkies. Can predict if you're you're telling us I will say they're going higher. Really need gather that I see a good guest says. You know if you're working college grad take a second think about what it cost to go to college. I went to university California at the time. Paid more for books at two than I did for tuition. Paid more for books in 94 to wish and while you wish and also. To have that tuition was cheap. That's the point here tuition also included a medical clinic on campus for health care needs. Boy times have changed now. Pay for college has become a long range planning necessity and to wish and inflation is becoming. More burdensome many times doubling or traveling in the general rate of inflation. As indicated by the Consumer Price Index for the CPI. How do you know the best way to project for the cost of college in eighteen years it's even newborn let's not. You different from general financial planning. But we are dealing with a higher historical rate of inflation we generally look at the cost of tuition now than apply an average rate of past tuition inflation to project for living expenses are projected by using the average of past general inflation. And if you're putting money away for college savings plan like a 529 account for the potential investment growth two factors. College tuition and expenses and inflation. And investment growth or think you need to consider. But there are several other often overlooked factors. First is in come every parent of a college student looking for ways to pay for college has probably spent an hour filling out the free application for Federal Student Aid or the fat so plan. The family income and the number of kids in college will determine whether a financial aid packages available. So the availability will determine how much out of pocket. And will there be scholarships. ECT scores. Well next is location and type of school are your kids going to be in an in state school or that's. That's you know within the compete commute distance or are they better off at Harvard a big difference there weathered every living at home going to the State's school or go off someplace like Ivy League. Well as with any financial planning we need to make assumptions with the best information that we have right now. It becomes a dynamic process the annual reviews to monitor how investments are performing are necessary and check in. On the child's scholarship and where they are setting their targets to Rattan and of course if you have any questions you give me a call. Number 6342222. To know as soon get a great Christmas. It was it was good it was weird daughter's hair. My daughters are here together and they were a McKay U and so they're they're they're down for Christmas okay yeah get a big breakthroughs Stan you know. They've got a long break them my oldest is off to Washington DC two would do an internship. And work for the Canadian embassy. Really believe it or not that would interest and she's been having to go through all these security check yeah I think so why Canadians just let's just see an internship that she was as getting those not escape. She knows how to skate exactly she's a skater. Eight electric and beer now. 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