When I discuss college planning strategies with clients, I typically focus on how to afford these steep tuition costs. Usually this involves utilizing tax advantaged 529 college savings accounts and other financial strategies. (I’ve discussed these strategies in a previous article.). However, in light of the recent antisemitic protests on college campuses around the country, it made me reconsider the traditional approach to college. Frankly, over are the days of just going to the most “prestigious” school a student can get into. Students and their parents must be introspective when determining where, and if, they should be going to college. They must recognize that this choice helps set the stage for the rest of a student’s life and will have a profound impact on a child’s future.
In this article I discuss some important points that every frum college bound student should consider.