“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 […]
By DAVID LEONHARDT This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. I’m going to take a break from All Things Trump this morning to talk about two important misperceptions in American life: The Flu. If you’re like most American adults, you haven’t gotten a flu vaccine this […]
Press contact: Phillip Levine, MyinTuition Corp. January 17, 2018 Today, sixteen additional top universities showcase their commitment to clarifying the cost of college by implementing MyinTuition, a revolutionary online tool that quickly and easily provides accurate college cost estimates. Prospective students will now be able to easily estimate costs to attend Babson College, Boston College, […]