I keep hearing on the news that it is harder and harder to get a higher education these days. They say that the cost of college and university is going to spiral so high that many people who might be little afford it now will not be able to afford it in the future. Though I am not what you would call poor, I'm not what you would call rich either. I often worry that I will not be able to help my daughter through college. A higher education is one thing that I want to be able to give her, so we have started a college education fund in her name.
If you are worried about higher education like I am, it is in your best interest to start saving as soon as you can. You should have a savings account in your child's name that they cannot get into until they are at least 18 years old. It doesn't matter how much you put in, as long as you are putting something in. Even if you can only pay for part of your child's higher education, you are doing them a huge favor. Even ten or fifteen dollars a week will add up rather quickly. Add interest to that and you are going to have more money than you realize when your child is old enough to go to college or university.
There are some special programs out there that deal with saving for higher education. Some of these programs allow you to pay for your child's education now, at a price that will no longer exist in the future. I'm not really sure how this works, but if you can afford to shell out the money now, this might be the cheapest and most effective way to ensure that your child gets a higher education. I'm not sure what would happen if your child decides not to go to college, or if something else were to happen that your child would not be in school. You may not be able to get this money back.
I know that there are loans out there to help children with their higher education. I had to take out these loans on my own, and I am afraid they are going to follow me around for the rest of my life. It wou
ld almost seem that I paid more for my higher education and I will ever pay for my own home. Even though I think education is valuable, I do believe that the price has gone through the roof and is completely unrealistic. What do all of these colleges and universities need all of this money for? I sincerely hope it's not just to pay the college football and basketball coaches.