How Much Does it Cost to Send Kids to School?

A question I’m often asked by my clients is “how much will I need to save for my children’s education”.

Unfortunately the answer isn’t an easy one because there are so many variables.

  •   How many children do you have (or will you have)?
  •   Public or Private school?
  •   The fees charged by the school
  •   Will you pay for their university education?
  •   Will your children even choose to attend university?

The overall cost of putting just one child through a private school education and university could be as high as $300,000.  The cost of a public school education may only be a quarter of this.

In both cases, though, careful thought should be given as to how this will be funded and a good plan put in place to ensure it happens without putting strain on your finances along the way.

Check in with a financial planner to start a discussion.


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