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Increasing Transparency in College Tuition Costs

Abigail Seldin | Posted 11.14.2014 | College
Abigail Seldin

One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.

How to Determine the Cost of Sending Your Child to College

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Jodi Okun

Before starting to think, "Oh, no, what have we gotten ourselves into," parents should take some time to get themselves comfortable with the cost and benefit of sending a child to college.

The (First) Three Things Parents Want From Their Kids' College

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 12.10.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Families don't really care if a college considers low test scores; they do care that they don't know who does what. Put your policy on your front admissions page for all the world to see. It will save time, money, and confusion.

Are College Costs at a Tipping Point or Balancing Point?

Jodi Okun | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Jodi Okun

Because the question of cost as it relates to each family's situation can be different in each individual case, families can start planning as early as the student's junior year of high school, but at the latest by the summer before the senior year.

15 Awesome Online and Hard Copy Resources for Finding Colleges You Love

Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz | Posted 07.08.2013 | College
Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz

Good luck with your college list! If you have online or hard copy suggestions you'd like to share with readers, please note them below in comments.

Net Price Calculators Are Hard To Find, Compare On College Websites

| Posted 12.16.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Community College Spotlight blog. Net price calculators - required on nearly all college ...

Can Your Family Afford College?

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.19.2012 | College
Jason Alderman

I'm a firm believer that the more knowledge you acquire, whether through college, trade school or self-study, the richer your life will be. But as college tuition and fees continue to skyrocket, students and parents increasingly are asking, "Is a degree really worth the cost?"