School & College fees are soaring each year, advancing far in excess of the inflation rate.
The overall inflation rate in the US between 1986 - 2011 was 115.06%. On the other hand, during the same time, tuition increased a whopping 498.31%. See the graph below...
For example, if the cost of college tuition was $10,000 in 1986, it would now cost $21,500 if tuition fees had increased as much as the average inflation rate but instead, the fees are $59,800 or over 2 ½ times the inflation rate.
The inflation rate in UAE and India is much higher than the US, and hence the cost of higher education is soaring more rapidly than ever before.
The average cost of higher education ( Average of US, UK, Canada, Australia & UAE) today is approximately USD 35,000 per year, and a 4-year graduation will cost at least USD 140,000.
On applying 5.00 % inflation the amount required in 10 years would be approximately USD 228,000/-.
With all the current expenses, volatile job markets, and struggling economy as a parent it could be a challenge to come up with such money.
Savings could take the back seat due to financial constraints, lack of awareness, procrastination, or lack of qualified and trustworthy advice.
Quality education of their choice is every child's basic right and the above challenges should not shatter your child's dreams.
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