Being a student now requires more than a notebook, a pen and a textbook. It is considered almost impossible to be study in a university without a PC or a laptop. And no one can deny the fact that these electronic equipment aren’t cheap. Parents often have to fork out a lot of money to see their children successful. Often parents have to take their savings out, or take a personal loan, or even borrow money from relatives. But there’re actually many alternatives to solve this:
- Start early.
Many parents invest early on their children’s university fees, but many forget that fees are not the only ones they have to spent on. Depending the courses their children are taking, they might need different tools. For example, programming students will need a good stable laptop and a good original software, while art students will need art supplies, paint, mounting board and many more.
- Create a budget.
Start early. If you have a 3 year old child, make sure you start creating the budget now. And due to the advancement of the technology, make sure you update your child’s education fund budget every couple of years. The reason to this is because we never know what kind of technology we’re going to have in the next 10 – 20 years.
- Keep updated with the latest scholarships or education fund
Many big corporations offer scholarships and education fund, and many people aware of this. Not only this is a good opportunity, but most scholars will be sent to an oversea university and they are promised job later. So if your child is eligible to get a scholarship, you can use the money you have invested for her/his pocket money.
- Sign up for education savings plan
If you can afford this, this is a really good plan. Parents will have to contribute a fixed amount of money, but this is a really save plan their children can rely on.
- A year before your child goes to off to a university, look for the best deals for electronics sale
New semester usually starts at the beginning of the year, and malls, and e-commerce websites have massive sale at the end of the year. This is the time parents can purchase cheap university supplies for their kids. Here are some really good deals parents should checkout: