One of the most rewarding achievements in life is the knowledge that you've prepared your children for the future. Providing them with a quality education is one of the best ways to accomplish that goal.
Education can be an expensive proposition, but there are always ways to help lighten the load. It's important to count up all the different factors that can affect the cost. How much is the current annual tuition for the University or College you're considering? How much does tuition increase each year, on average? How many years of school will your children attend? Will they attend local schools or travel out of state? Will they need money for books, food, transportation or housing expenses? Will they want to continue their education with graduate school?
There is certainly help to be gained from scholarships, student loans or other assistance, but these should be viewed as more of a pleasant bonus ratherthan a true plan of action. To create a plan for your child's future, the best time to start is right now.