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'Bogleheads® Live' is where the do-it-yourself investor community asks questions to financial experts – live on Twitter.

For the next episode, Ann Garcia - author of "How to Pay for College: A complete financial plan for funding your child's education" answers your questions about <dramatic pause> how to pay for college.

Her book 👇

https://www.amazon.com/How-Pay-College- ... 0857199293

We'll go live on Thursday, March 30th, at 12:00 p.m. Pacific / 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

You can submit your questions below. (I may include your question in the episode. No guarantees.) Or, you can ask your questions live by joining us on Twitter Spaces.

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College choice usually comes out to be the biggest driver of overall expenses and affordability. What factors should parents weigh when considering the potential ROI of less expensive in-state universities vs. more expensive private universities? This will likely influence a lot of downstream college saving decisions especially amount of funding required.
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9-5 Suited wrote: Sat Mar 18, 2023 12:36 pm College choice usually comes out to be the biggest driver of overall expenses and affordability. What factors should parents weigh when considering the potential ROI of less expensive in-state universities vs. more expensive private universities? This will likely influence a lot of downstream college saving decisions especially amount of funding required.
Thanks for your question.

It's going on the list.

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Several states have programs that allow high school Juniors and Seniors to take their last 1-2 years classes at a local community college. They receive high school and college credit for these classes, at minimal cost (i.e. tuition is free, student may need to pay for books and a few fees). Some students are able to finish with an associates degree, and only need to complete 2 additional years at a 4 year institution for a bachelor’s degrees. It’s a great way to reduce the cost of a 4 year degree.

In my experience, not a lot of students/parents are aware of this option, and few take advantage of it. While not a viable option for some based on their college major, it can be a significant cost saving for many. High schools tend to do a poor job of advertising this option. Are there other ways to get the word out to students/parents early on so they can factor this into their decision making process?
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Super!

It's going on the list.

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Jon
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Jon, it seems as if the population most interested in this would likely be at work during this time slot of 3pm EST and not able to participate. For retiree topics that is likely a good time. Maybe in the future if you wanted greater live participation a different time should be considered.
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That's great feedback. Thank you!
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