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Quantum for secondary education planning

Having decided to educate their children independently, it’s important that your clients are fully aware of the financial implications of such decisions and can be confident that they can afford the fees throughout the selected term.

Mr and Mrs Smith both aged 35 live in the Middle East and have a one year old daughter. Mr Smith is the managing director of a software company and Mrs Smith is a full time mother.


They have identified a secondary school they would like their daughter to attend when she is old enough, and have already made enquiries as to the admissions procedure and current costs required. They are as follows:


Schedule of fees (for school year 2012/2013)*
USD
* One off registration fee 500
* Tuition fees 21,707
* Local transport to and from school 2,205
* Uniform (approx) 490
Extracurricular activities 1,633
School meals (approx) 2,178
Total for the first year 28,349


* source: www.gemsworldacademy-dubai.com


They contact their financial adviser to discuss their options. They explain to their adviser that whilst they acknowledge there will be additional costs involved such as transport, uniforms, school lunches, their main focus is to build a fund to pay the tuition fees. In addition, they accept that the cost of tuition fees etc will continue to increase each year, so with their advisers help, agree that an annual fee increase of 7% is a reasonable assumption to make.


Their adviser suggests that they use Quantum to build up an education fund to pay for the fees when they become due. Using the information provided, their adviser calculates what the future costs could be when their daughter is ready to start secondary school by using the Education fees calculator.


Case Study 1


The results produced show that the total estimate for just tuition fees could be over USD369,000.


Using the Quantum illustration system, a monthly premium of USD2,185 over 10 years is required to meet these estimated costs assuming a growth rate of 5% per year.


Why not show your clients some personal figures that match their expectations and time scales using the Education fees calculator and Quantum illustration system.


The figures produced in this case study assume that the tuition expenses increase at a constant rate each year. In reality, annual increases if any are prone to variance and future increases cannot be predicted.