Recorded 10/10/2017

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.

Michael Angell, CFP®, EA is an Associate Professor at the College for Financial Planning. He obtained his degree in Mathematics at Creighton University. His 20+ years of work experience includes banking, insurance, investments, retirement and estate planning. In addition to his responsibilities at the College, Michael also serves as a Private Client Services Advisor with an Independent Investment firm. Additionally, he is a federally licensed tax practitioner with a nationally recognized company. You can contact him at

Complexity Level: Intermediate