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5 Ways to Save Money Back-to-College Shopping

How Much America Spends on College Shopping
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Hidden Costs of College – Meal Plans & More

The New York Times published a useful article that highlights the challenges facing families and students managing the costs of college.
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Eight Ways to Help Pay for College

The National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education reports that the cost of higher education has risen dramatically. Between 1987 and 1996, the cost of attending public institutions rose by 132 percent, and the cost for private institutions increased by 99 percent both during a period of relatively low inflation with a modest 52 percent increase in family disposable income.
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Getting ready to pay for college? You’ll want to see this.

How America Pays for College 2017, a national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, looks at undergraduate families’ attitudes toward college, how much they spent, and the sources they used to pay for it. Did you know scholarships and grants cover 35% of college costs? That’s the largest share in a decade. Nearly half (49%) […]
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Latest College Board Trends Report: Students Are Borrowing Less, Paying More for College

We applaud the good work of The College Board to publish meaningful data on college pricing and financial aid. The annual Trends in College Pricing and Trends in Student Aid report, illustrates that while the increase in the average published tuition and fees across colleges and universities is not as sharp as it has been […]
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Call for Greater Transparency by New York Times

We are frequent advocates of better consumer information for students and their families. As a result we were pleased to read today's article by fellow parent and New York Times columnist Ron Lieber. His article Concealing the Calculus of Higher Education is a powerful reminder of the difficulty families have in understanding the actual cost of college.