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TulaneTigerFan
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An elite liberal arts school


Centenary?







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Zach
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An elite liberal arts school Centenary?

Yep.
Got a specific argument against that?






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BayouBengal
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Parents realize how serious their children are about school early on. If they're not serious, let them get a job or join the military.


And college isn't for everyone. If someone has a passion for something non-academic let them go to a trade school and pursue that. A friend of mine realized that college wasn't for him, he joined the air force and now that he's out he's in a trade school. He's much happier that way.






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yellowfin
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made the top 170

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Zach
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Thanks. I noticed Dillard on the list "non selective admissions; cost 17K."
Wow. I guess the list needed some aff action.






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Ex-Popcorn
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These responses are amazing to me.

I want my children to be more successful and have more opportunity than I did...and I am successful. To me, education is the key to all of that.

Thus, I will fund my kids' educations as far as they want to take them. If they want graduate degrees, that's on me, too. Could they do it on their own? Of course...but, I want them be huge successes, follow their dreams, and try to build the careers they want. And me paying education invoices is a small way I can have a positive influence on that.






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EA6B
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These responses are amazing to me. I want my children to be more successful and have more opportunity than I did...and I am successful. To me, education is the key to all of that.


A lot of us are probably a product of growing up in the 60s, and finishing college in the 70s many after a stint in the military. A common question from recruiters back then was "how did you pay for your education?", you were usually doomed if you answered your parents footed the bill. A solid history of part time work experience during college was a resume must have, I guess the world is just different today.






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wegotdatwood
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Read the millionaire next door. In most cases they followed, paying every dime resulted in them being less successful.

Not all by any means, something to consider. I'll be doing my absolute best. However, I doubt I'll be able to fully fund graduate school on top of undergrad.






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yellowfin
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A solid history of part time work experience during college was a resume must have, I guess the world is just different today
it is, internships are way more attractive on a resume than waiting tables at hooters to buy books and pay rent






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Bayou Tiger
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My plan is to pay zero of our kids' college along the way.

However, I will pay off up to 100% of their loan balance after graduation - depending on their performance. That will top out at a certain dollar amount, and they can take out the rest in loans or a part-time job if they want go to an expensive private school. I will help them with the cost-benefit analysis in weighing that decision versus future income and career enjoyment.






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Cracker
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My parents, they didn't claim me so I got financial aid plus a few student loans no big deal. I wouldn't let my kid know I was saving let them get creative if they wanted it bad enough





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wegotdatwood
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My parents, they didn't claim me so I got financial aid plus a few student loans no big deal. I wouldn't let my kid know I was saving let them get creative if they wanted it bad enough



That's actually a great idea.

Guess they were willing to not take the tax credit instead of saving?






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