While right now planning for the future may take a back seat to planning the prom, it's a critical time for these students to learn the lessons they'll need for the "real world" -- like making informed financial decisions.
By designating price as a key criterion at the earliest stages of the college search process, families can avoid taking on excessive debt to pay for college. It's simple. It's sensible. And it's not at all the way it's done now.