Parents, Why an Early and Honest Discussion of Finances is Important
I often get this kind of email from parents, “Hi Kristen. I know you will be meeting with my daughter (or son) soon and I wanted you to know that finances are a big concern of ours, as her parents. We haven’t told her that we can’t afford a lot for college, so we hope you will subtly work it into the advice you present. Thank you.”
For the purposes of this blog post, “the call” refers to an actual phone call (or email) to an Admissions Office. Let’s discuss the reasons why.
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