We all know college is expensive. However, far too often families don’t start to really dig into the college finance process and create a realistic plan until it is too late. When working in a financial aid office, I’d regularly speak with parents who were absolutely set on having their child enroll, yet had no plan to cover their share of the costs. In addition, the family’s share was often much more than they anticipated because they did not do any research prior to applying.
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