This site is just an Excel file I used to figure
out how much to pay my kids to sign up for college. I also gave them a monthly paycheck based on how many classes they took.
At the end they got a bonus based on grades and other things. You are welcome to download it if you want to adapt it to your
I’ll show you the plan we are on now, which
is working fairly well. (I had a little trouble with the kids registering for lots of classes, getting the bucks, then dropping
some of them.) Also there is the “GPA based” plan, which I think we’ll go to next semester. It is a little
simpler, and is based mostly on succeeding each semester.
Good luck with your kids. I have to say that I
have enjoyed spending money on my kids’ college – far more than any other spending in the last decade.
On to the plan I used in Spring 04
On to the most recent plan - Fall 04 (GPA plan)
(The other pages are listed along the top.)