Financial Planning For College
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Financial Planning For College

How to systematically lower costs of attendance, borrow wisely and improve return on college investment
4.0 (3 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
13 students enrolled
Created by Rajkamal Rao
Last updated 5/2018
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to lower costs of attendance and carry lower student loan debt.
Requirements
  • None
Description

Going to college remains the best investment a student can make in his or her future.  This is why nearly 20 million Americans pursue some kind of post-secondary education each year.

But college student families also face many challenges.  Many colleges are too expensive.  Merit scholarships are rare and difficult to get.  It takes too long to graduate.  The debt burden is too high.  Attending a mismatched college or pursuing a field with limited growth opportunities compounds the problem.

This course helps families in making college become more affordable.  It uses basic principles of finance to emphasize that lowering costs of attendance and improving returns on college investment are essential to successful college financial planning. It systematically shows families how to save money for college, get free money, borrow money and repay, all with these two important considerations in mind.   

The instructor, Rajkamal Rao, is an expert on higher education and a professional college counselor.  His online course, "School to College", an innovative ½ credit elective for high school students, is live in the state of Washington and other western states.  He is an active public speaker conducting seminars on college education and student camps.  He has written a book on college selection.  His college blog has attracted nearly 60,000 hits from users worldwide.

All references in the course are sourced only from government agencies or reputed organizations.

Who this course is for:
  • High school students in the 11th and 12th grades, parents, first-time college families, anyone who wants to attend college.
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 02:20:41
+ Fundamentals of College
4 lectures 33:10
Introduction to College
09:58
How Colleges Work Behind The Scenes
09:53
Credits as Currency
04:03
Costs of Attendance
09:16
+ Ways to Lower College Costs
3 lectures 30:32
Take Dual Credits, AP or IB courses to earn college credits in high school
11:39
Exploit Articulation Agreements Between 2-Year and 4-Year Colleges
09:21
Other Ways to Lower College Costs
09:32
+ Using Simple Models to Make College and Career Decisions
3 lectures 29:34
Earnings Table and ROI Modeling
14:00
More ROI Models
06:33
Applying ROI Modeling to Careers: Veterinarian and Nuclear Engineer
09:01
+ All About College Financial Planning
4 lectures 30:27
Paying for College
09:18
Free Money for College
10:13
Borrowing for College
05:28
Loan Repayment Tips
05:28