It’s no secret that the cost of going to college has skyrocketed over the last 20 years. If you want to see how much, the National Center for Education Statistics spells it out alarmingly clearly. The cost of attending our hometown college, University of Iowa, has increased by 138% since the year 2000.
So, what’s a mom to do? Plan ahead. Start saving for college. Then, when the time comes, get ready to apply for financial aid.
I’ve rounded up some of the great posts on the Iowa City Moms Blog that will help you learn more about how to get ready for paying for college, including getting started with college savings and understanding what you’ll need to do in order to apply for financial aid.