With constant news coverage of the $1.6 trillion student-debt crisis and the ways colleges, corporations and politicians propose reducing costs, it’s hard to ignore the fact that college is an expensive investment. There’s an especially dangerous side effect of so much focus on extreme college costs: Some students — often those who are most eligible for financial aid — […]
Single UMass website provides MyinTuition estimates for all 4 campuses Today, all four undergraduate campuses of the University of Massachusetts system are taking an essential step towards clarifying college costs by implementing MyinTuition. UMass is now the first public university system to implement MyinTuition, which is available on one centralized website. UMass Amherst, UMass Boston, […]
“Regular readers know how valuable I find this easy financial-aid calculator for selective colleges. It shows that these colleges are much less expensive for middle-class and poor students than many of them — or their parents — imagine, thanks to financial aid.”
NEWTON, Mass. – Stratospheric stated costs approaching $70,000 or more per year are commonplace at America’s private colleges and universities. More and more, students and their parents wonder whether college is “worth it.” Yet financial aid is available to most students, lowering those costs, perhaps significantly. The majority of students, though, only know the “sticker […]
The cost of college is a notoriously complex subject. The list price at many private colleges, including tuition, fees, room and board, has reached the bewildering sum of $70,000 a year. But the real price, taking into account financial aid, is often vastly lower. How much lower? We’re here to help answer that question.
More than 30 top colleges now participate in a simple online calculator that provides cost estimates to families. (And those 30 typically charge similar prices to other selective colleges.) The New York Times has analyzed the data from the calculator and is publishing the results here. It’s a snapshot of what college really costs.
by Nick Anderson When his two sons were growing up, a college professor named Phillip Levine found himself 10 years ago asking a question on the minds of parents perennially worried about the price of higher education: Would they qualify for financial aid? Levine, a Wellesley College economist, was frustrated to learn there were no easy […]