By Alan Prahl

Have you seen what’s happened to the cost of college?

Even state schools are getting more and more expensive. For example, the cost to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a state resident for 2016-2017 is more than $25,000. While financial aid packages are sometimes generous, about 70% of students borrow to go to college. The average student finishes school owing more than $28,000.

Many people wonder what kind of education they should pursue after high school and how they will pay for it. To help people evaluate their choices, FISC is offering workshops on “Planning and Paying for College.” These programs are great for high school classrooms, youth groups and places where teens gather.

To learn more, visit or call FISC at 920-886-1000.