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Can you afford University fees of USD150K without a savings regime?

Providing the opportunity for education

Most parents would agree that a good education is vital to their children’s hopes of finding a good career. However the recent rise in the cost of university fees, on top of increasing living costs around the world, have taken a generation of parents by surprise.

The importance of planning well ahead to help your children avoid large debts in the future is clearer than ever before.

If your children are young now, you could be looking at paying £100,000 / US$150,000* to cover fees for a three year university course.

Yet, a good education can be a stepping stone to a satisfying career, higher earnings and a self-sufficient future, so the end results often justify the expense.

There are seven vital questions you need to ask yourself:-

  • Are your children likely to want to go to university?

  • Do your children have special talents that need nurturing at a particular kind of school?

  • Do you have a savings plan in place?

  • Will those savings be enough to combat the impacts of inflation and low interest rates as well as rising education costs?

  • Could education system changes in the region you expect to send your child to lead to costs dramatically increasing?

  • Are you confident that your savings are in an economically stable environment?

  • How do you keep control of savings against different tax regimes and widely varied national laws?

The educational path your children follow, is unlikely to be inexpensive

Even a standard education comes at a price now.

if your children have a unique talent that needs a more specialist education, the costs can be very high indeed.

Take a look at the Manchester University 2020 fees below - these are actual fee figures and do not cover such items as student accommodation , food and general expenses - these are contained in the second set of figures.

Being clear as early as possible about the sort of education your children will require, will hopefully put you in a much better financial position to save the desired sum to cover the costs..

Don’t look to the short term in education. Fees now will be vastly more in 10 years’ time

Don’t forget living expenses, these can virtually double the yearly cost of fees.

Don’t make assumptions about the sort of education path your child will choose. Be prepared for every eventuality.


Plan early and seek advise

As you will have learnt from the facts and figures above - costs of a good education need to be planned and budgeted for.

Let us help you through the process to ensure your children obtain the education you seek for them.

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