College Funding Making College Dreams a RealityLike most people, you have dreams for your children and know the importance of a college education in making those dreams a reality. Today, the average cost of attending the University of Minnesota is $22,584 (with room & board), and the average cost of a private college in Minnesota is $46,327 (with room & board).Although paying for college usually comes from a number of sources (federal loans, grants, and scholarships), saving as early as possible is more important than ever. Saving for college can seem overwhelming, but every contribution you make toward your child’s education adds up over time. The important thing is that you start saving and stick to your plan.Below are two examples of college funding. One is for a private college, and the other is for a state university, putting away $200 each month per child. The examples illustrate the funding necessary for each and at different stages in your child’s life. Advanced Financial Consultants understand the need for proper planning and good investment choices. Let us help you get started.Example: Students at U of MN Twin CitiesExample: Students at U of St. Thomas(1) One Stop Student Services for Estimating Your Costs for 2015-2016. University of Minnesota. onestop.umn.edu (2) Tuition and Fees Listed Prices for 2015-2016. Minnesota Private College Council. mnprivatecolleges.orgPLEASE NOTE: The information being provided is strictly as a courtesy. When you link to any of the web sites provided here, you are leaving this web site. We make no representation as to the completeness or accuracy of information provided at these web sites. Nor is the company liable for any direct or indirect technical or system issues or any consequences arising out of your access to or your use of third-party technologies, web sites, information and programs made available through this web site. When you access one of these web sites, you are leaving our web site and assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the web sites you are linking to. Thinking about College Planning? Let us know if we can help! Name Email Address Phone Question Thank you! Oops!