William Staib


William Staib is the founder and CEO of College Raptor. He's a data expert and technology entrepreneur with 5 children, 2 in college.

Can Upper-Middle Class Families Still Qualify for College Financial Aid?

The short answer is: YES! It’s a common misconception that upper-middle class families simply make too much to qualify for any sort of aid when paying for college. A lot of families think they’re simply stuck paying the sticker price for school. Thinking that they’re stuck with the sticker price, a lot of families rule …

Is Stanford the Most Affordable College in California?

If you’re looking for affordable colleges, Stanford University may be the last place you expect to find a deal. It’s a prestigious university, and — according to its website — will cost a whopping $58,856 per year to attend as an undergrad. But, as we’ve seen before, looking at the “sticker price” of Stanford doesn’t tell the whole story. …

Academic Fit and Lifestyle: How to Choose the Right College

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In an earlier post we discussed how MyCollegePrice can help you discover the true cost of college given your family financial circumstances. Of course, there is more to choosing a college than deciding purely based on the hard financial numbers. Lifestyle, academic aspirations and academic fit play a significant part in the decision-making. More specifically, geography, college size, academic focus and specific college likes and dislikes should and do weigh heavily in a decision that is likely to have significant life impact over time. And of course, your high school academic performance and test scores will determine which schools are a best fit for you.

Public Beta is Live

I am proud to announce the public ‘beta’ launch of MyCollegePrice (https://www.mycollegeprice.com).  MyCollegePrice is a free service for finding college matches and comparing net costs based on each family’s specific financial situation. There are a lot of great sites to help students find schools that would be a fit academically but there are precious few resources to help parents …