College Planning Children and grandchildren are the joy of our lives. They bring smiles to our faces, make us cry with happiness. We have high hopes for them as they grow into young adults.But in the back of our minds is the question “what about college?” The costs continue to rise at a rate of 5-9% annually, even in a bad economy. It will take a small fortune to put a child through college. Today an average private college costs about $39,000* per year. Can you really afford that?Planning for college is truly a long term process and it’s never too early to begin. If you believe in the value of a college education you have reached the first step towards making a huge stride in your kids’ future. For more information or to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, please contact the Kluge Financial Group at (914) 769-0044 or by clicking here.*Source of Data - collegeboard.com Countdown to College Preparing for college means setting goals, staying focused, and tackling a few key milestones along the way. Learn More Estimating the Cost of College This worksheet can help you estimate the costs of a four-year college program. Learn More Have a Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Phone Question Thank you! Oops!