Choosing a College
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Took my son to UW River Falls on last wednesday and we went to Concordia just yesterday. We go to Augsburg this wednesday. These are schools that want him to play football for them. River Falls is about 12,000 and Concordia is 34,000.
Of course he likes Concordia the best and his girlfriend is going to River Falls. I hate the thought of him getting out of college with $100,000 in student loans. With our money situation he won't get much in grants or fiancial aid. And we didn't really save for his college. His grades aren't all that good but his ACT score was pretty good.
Whose choice is it? Can I tell him he has to go to the cheaper school. We could probably do River Falls with out student loans. He will have to take out student loans if he goes to Concordia. Is he mature enough to make the decision for himself. Does he understand the expense he will have after graduation.
I know he is strickly thinking Football. He has been living and breathing Football his whole life. Since he was in the 3rd grade he has talked about playing in the NFL. I know he has come to the realization that it probably won't happen but do I burst his dream.