Paying for College: Purdue Freshman and Parents Make a Plan

At first, Quentin didn’t know if paying for college would be a possibility for him and his family. He originally planned on joining the military and going to college later so he could save up. But Quentin and his parents were proactive. They made a game plan and sought out a valuable college experience that wouldn’t break the bank.

Quentin’s mom Cammy and his dad Gary helped Quentin fill out the FAFSA to see how much aid they might be eligible for. Quentin also applied for many scholarships and was granted funds from two business-focused contests. Though he considered another school in Indiana, Quentin ultimately chose Purdue because of the strength of its ROTC program, its excellent value and its affordability.

With tuition frozen at $9,992 per year for the last ten years, Purdue costs less today than it did in 2012 and has saved students over $600 million. And Purdue is ranked the seventh best value university in the United States, according to The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 report.

Read Quentin’s story.