Anyway, she was asking me my opinion on colleges -- specifically Harvard, which she aspires to attend. And even more specifically, whether I felt a Harvard education (and subsequent cost) would open more doors and create the foundation for a happier life than a Michigan education at roughly a third the cost.
I'm a homer, and I will always encourage anyone who asks to attend Michigan. It's my opinion we are afforded a truly unique opportunity nationally to have access to an elite public institution at in-state rates. But after dinner I was left thinking -- if she were fortunate enough to be accepted to Harvard one day, would I REALLY encourage her to attend Michigan? I'm not so sure.
Great problem to have obviously. But I'm wondering if a Michigan education at a third the cost > Harvard Degree?
EDIT: I should also mention, for the sake of this discussion, that we are NOT a rich family by any measure except love :-)