Tonight will be our family fish and chips dinner. My step son called his Dad (my hubby) to meet him later this afternoon I think they are going to talked about his step-daughter. Anyway, his step-daughter is going to high school this year. And she likes to go to college, take medical course. Here in Michigan we have pretty good school but her choice is to go Pennsylvania which is a bit far and of course the expenses would be a bit high too. I told my hubby that there are a lot of options to choose from. There is student loans which can help a lot added to the monthly financial help from her parents. I think almost all of the students has loans to pay after they graduate. My hubby didn't send his children to go to college. If they want to get a college degree they have to work and that is philosophy in life. To help planning for college is not an easy thing to do. In this time were everything is on budget it's up to the student who would stick to the budget and accept responsibility vested on them when they start to plunge in college life. I just do hope that this step daughter of my step son will do good because it's her life that is on stake here.Good luck on her!!