I am so proud of my son and his choice of education, but college is truly expensive. You can buy a shore house with the money you spend on your child's (children's) education these days. So when my boys came home from college last night for spring break I had to chuckle when he handed me a OSU MOM decal for my car. I laughed and said this sticker is worth more than the car. LOL Iv'e said the same about my OSU sweatshirt. I hardly wear it because it's my "go-zillion dollar a year sweatshirt and GOD forbid something happens to it..... I know you know what I'm talking about as you've probably have kids in college, had, or will have kids in college or know someone who has kids in college.
As parents we all face the same black hole of financing our kids education. According to time there's a way to put the rising cost of college into perspective. This article is very helpful and will help wrap your head around all the financials.
Remember when I was having trouble with becoming and empty nester..... sheesh it seems so long ago now. take a look back to this post and see how far we've come and get tips on surviving an empty nest.