Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: from the fire roads to the interstate
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I have a little bit of a different perspective on this. I was one of three children who went to a Waldorf school. My parents put a lot of money into this and also got help from my grandparents.
As an adult, I wish so much that they had put that money into saving for college, instead. When it came time for us to go to college - and there was never a question of us not going - the money wasn't there. I got scholarships and work study. I had student loans. It all worked out in the end, and my debt was 13K which by today's standards is hardly anything. I had no trouble paying it off within 10 years. But at the time, there was a lot of worry and tension around how to pay for college.
If you can manage both, terrific! If helping your kids with college isn't a priority, then I guess it doesn't matter, either. But looking back, I value those four years at my wonderful Quaker college so much more than I do the 8 years of Waldorf school.