Did you have a baby this year? We did! Check out these staggering numbers:
A child born in 2013 that begins kindergarten in the fall of 2018 would attend college between the years of 2031 and 2035. If that child attended an average private 4-year college and if the annual price increases for private colleges experienced over the last 30 years (+5.7% per year) continued into the future, the aggregate 4-year cost of the child’s college education (including tuition, fees, room & board) would total $483,238 or $120,810 per year (source: College Board).
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John P. Chladek, MBA, CFP® is the President of Chladek Wealth Management, LLC, a fee-only financial planning and investment management firm located in Leawood, KS, a suburb of Kansas City near Overland Park. For more information, visit http://www.chladekwealth.com.