The College Dilemma: Who Pays?

October 2006
Journal of Financial Planning;Oct2006, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p48
Academic Journal
The article offers a look at the problem parents have of whether they should pay for their children's college educations, or have the children take out student loans. The author cautions that while student loans may teach financial responsibility, they can also foster over-reliance on debt. She suggests that the biggest problem is that parents do not involve their children in the money process. The article provides figures and statistics on the cost of several types of United States universities and colleges, and mentions scholarships, grants, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


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