Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of five columns written by Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. executive director, to mark 100 […]
Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education for Everence, a faith based financial services company of Mennonite Church USA, which serves all who are interested in integrating their faith with their finances. This post originally ran on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA.
Preparation is not a once and done exercise. Preparation is ongoing. Following, I will highlight three stages related to the topic of affording college. One misconception is that preparing for the financial obligations of college is only about saving beforehand or paying off debt once you graduate. In reality there are several points along the way to redouble your efforts to get as good an education as possible in the most cost effective way as possible. Below I’ll list three stages and the proactive steps you can be taking throughout this journey.
If you find this list helpful, I would invite you to follow the link provided at the end and watch the three short videos that go into greater detail on each stage.
If you find these guidelines helpful, watch these videos based on the lives of three students, Carol, Erica and Justin. Each of these students will speak in more detail to the realities of each stage of your college experience.
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