Even though the semester is only starting in the middle of the year, it turns out the preparation of the school must be done now. As a parent who is effective in managing money, of course you know exactly the cost required for a child entering the new school year is never small. These costs even increased steadily from year to year, not to mention funds such as stationery and children’s textbooks. This education fund is certainly increasingly felt for those of you who will enroll children to new levels of education, such as elementary / middle / high school. To prepare effectively, see the following tips:
One thing that must be known before preparing the education fund for a child to welcome the new school year is to know the type of school. This is certainly most necessary for those of you who have children who attend school in the last year, for example class VI elementary school or XIII junior high school. Of course the different types of schools, the amount of funds required is different. There are several types of schools offered by various educational institutions, such as religion-based schools, public schools, natural schools, homeschooling , private schools, international schools or national plus schools.
Our advice, do not force your child to enroll in school with tuition fees and expensive buildings / infrastructure and facilities. Understand correctly what are the advantages and disadvantages of the school and adjust it to the needs of the child. The most important thing, try to see if the school is able to support the talents and needs of your child. If the cost is quite expensive, see if the cost is sufficient to cover other activities, such as additional classes outside of school hours so that you do not need to pay more for tutoring fees, and vice versa.
Do not miss, also pay attention to the location of the school you are headed. Let’s just say the school fees are quite cheap, but if the location is too far away and involves a considerable transportation cost, it will be the same as expensive and will not be efficient at all.
One type of permanent expenditure in each new school year is school equipment. There are a number of tips that you can follow to minimize funds at this expenditure post: Write what is needed and what you already have Check again what stationery your child already has, as well as various equipment that might be needed. By having complete inventory data, you can calculate how much money is needed for school equipment and supplies that are needed. Teach Children to Take Care of School Tools Well The best way to save money on children’s education is by teaching them to take good care of school equipment and school supplies. Educate them to always keep school equipment and supplies well, so they don’t get damaged quickly and buy again in the middle of the school year. Therefore, teach them to always return school tools and equipment to the storage area every time they go home. This can teach children to be more organized in maintaining goods. Calculate how much is needed to buy LKS
With the BOS (School Operational Assistance) Program being provided for several state schools, you can start saving money on textbooks. On the other hand, there are funds that need to be prepared which can usually be allocated to buy LKS books (Student Worksheets) that children use for daily practice at school.
This condition is certainly different for those of you who send their children to private schools, which have not been funded by the Government. Of course there will be a fee for textbooks to be issued. Not to mention books that use international curriculum standards, of course the price of the book will be much more expensive. This is where you have to start recalculating how much nominal you want to be allocated for this expenditure.
Side Cost Checks That Can Be Used To Support Child Education Fund Costs
When collecting fees for children’s education funds, you can start looking for loopholes to take advantage of other funding sources. Of course you can take advantage of other opportunities, such as looking for a second job or opening a small business at home. You can allocate the proceeds from side jobs to help fund children’s education.