All Affordability & Cost of College Articles

How Much Does Community College Cost?

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The cost of college is a hot topic in public conversation right now. With costs rising every year, with seemingly no end in sight, students and their families turn to money-saving tips and tricks to make college more affordable. One great trick? Attending community colleges. Community college fees are typically significantly lower than that of …

Cut College Costs: Graduate On Time

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You will most likely be borrowing money every year that you are in college to fund your tuition and other college costs. By the time you graduate after 4 years, the total amount you’ve borrowed would have added up considerably. Delaying your graduation even by one semester will add a few thousand dollars more to …

The Importance of Knowing Your Net Price

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There are a lot of prices out there thrown around when it comes to your college education. From sticker price to tuition to room and board, it can be a bit confusing what these terms mean in relation to how much you’ll pay for a year at a particular school. That’s why it’s so important …

Average Cost of College in US for 2017-2018

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Sometimes it helps to look at the data, and when it comes to college cost, there’s plenty of data. College costs are rising steadily year over year, so let’s take a look at the average cost of college in the US from 2017 to 2018. Average Cost for Bachelor Degrees According to College Board, NCES, …

How To Strike a Balance Between an Affordable College and a Dream School

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Quite a few students in high school already have their dream school chosen, but for some, it may be out of reach financially. Finding a balance between affording college and attending your dream school may present you with solutions. Investigate Scholarships and Financial Aid Through Your Dream School Many juniors and seniors in high school …

College Costs Include More Than Just Tuition

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Tuition fees are the first thing most people think about when calculating the cost of college. And that is totally justified considering tuition fees are the largest expense associated with a college education. However, the tuition fee is not the only expense involved. There are a number of other expenses that need to be factored …

What is Included in “Cost of Attendance?”

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Besides tuition, a phrase you might see often involving money is the college’s “cost of attendance” or COA. Cost of attendance includes a lot of factors and is the estimated total cost to attend your college for one academic year. But that’s a shallow answer. Here’s the rundown on what COA is exactly and what …
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