Plan ahead for your child’s education by asking these questions

  • What is the cost of education?

  • What type of education institution – public or private?

  • What are the effects of inflation?

A medical degree that costs RM255,400 today will be RM645,893 in 18 years’ time (assuming an education cost inflation of 5% per annum). And that’s just the cost of tuition fees in a local private university – for one child.

If you are planning to give your child an overseas tertiary education, the growing inflation rate and fluctuating exchange rate will make it more difficult for you to fund their education abroad.

Estimated cost of education today *

  Medicine (RM) Engineering (RM) Law (RM) Business (RM) IT (RM)
Public 12,710 8,550 7,740 7,560 9,040
Private 255,400 66,000 62,040 43,560 49,610
Singapore 326,822 92,709 88,788 78,923 92,709
US 641,351 473,432 233,324 233,324 473,432
UK 669,685 283,365 273,771 366,939 288,180
Australia 725,619 303,194 274,770 187,956 212,473

It is important to determine how much money you will need to support your child’s tertiary education, whether it is to be pursued locally or abroad. You will then have a clearer idea of how much you need to save.

Preparing for your child’s education

Choose an investment strategy that will give you capital growth and income yield over the long term, as well as diversify your portfolio to spread the investment risks. As your child grows older, you may consider a more conservative asset mix.

More importantly, review and restructure your plan with your Relationship Manager on a regular basis to ensure that the rate of your investment growth is moving in tandem with the increasing cost of education.

Enjoy an array of benefits and privileges when your child is abroad

Solutions for your needs

  • Interest-bearing statement-based savings account
  • Specially created for individuals from 12 to 23 years old
  • Higher interest rates than a normal Savings Account
  • Earn YOUth Points to redeem cool merchandise every quarter
  • Up to 100% bonus interest with regular savings
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    Remittance (Kids Abroad) Enjoy Preferential rates when you call our Preferred Call Centre to remit funds to your child in Australia or the UK.

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    For a complete overview of planning ahead with CIMB Preferred, download our Education Booklet.

    Speak to us about how we can help you

    For assistance, please contact your Relationship Manager, call our CIMB Preferred Call Centre, visit us at a branch nearest to you, or write to us to schedule an appointment.


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