10/10/2017 2:00:00 PM MT

The average cost of tuition and fees at a private, four-year university is running about $30,000 per year and if you look at the long-term trend, tuition has been rising almost six percent above the rate of inflation. Many families aspire for their children to earn a college degree yet these costs are all but impossible for the average family to cover, especially when you consider the cost of competing goals such as planning for retirement. Fortunately, there is help! In this session we will discuss savings options, strategies for reducing your education bill, and how to best take advantage of scholarships and financial aid.

Time: October 10, 2017, 2:00 p.m. MT

Kristen MacKenzie, MBA, CFP® is an Associate Professor at the College for Financial Planning. Kristen has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, both as an active financial planner and as a provider of financial education. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in Economics and later received her MBA at the University of Colorado. You can contact Kristen at kristen.mackenzie@cffp.edu.

Complexity Level: Intermediate