College Planning in the New Year

2020 is right around the corner and it’s time to get off on the right foot with college planning in the new year. Whether you’re a freshman and your family is starting to think about college or a junior who has already started the process, we will guide you along the way.

For many students, attending college is important for their long-term career paths. With that comes the added pressures and challenges surrounding the application process. Teenagers are now expected to make decisions about their long-term futures at an earlier age than ever before. The cost of higher education is prohibitive to some and the ongoing changes in the rules about applying and financing college may cloud the entire process. The financial burden alone on families is causing retirement accounts to be raided early and young professionals to enter the workforce already buried in staggering debt. Taking concrete steps before the college application process begins will help you and your family along the way.

Understanding the cost of college is a major challenge. So too is the selecting the rights schools for your student to apply. There is more information available now more than ever. College guides, blogs, and Twitter all are available at your fingertips. But that makes it even more difficult to sift through. What’s important and what’s just fluff? Cost, majors, size of school, location all play a role. As do class sizes, extracurricular activities, and room and board. As you start your college planning the new year, we’re here to help sort through all this information. Work with Accolade Financial to get your and your family on the right path towards college. Schedule an appoint with Accolade Financial today to learn more.