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College Tuition Tips

College Tuition Tips

Similar to most other businesses, colleges have been hit hard by the recent economic recession. The recession has forced college administrators to layoff thousands of professors, cut programs and most notably increase tuition to record numbers.      College enrollment figures are currently lower than what most colleges would like, which is one of the reasons why tuition figures are sharply rising. However, colleges are constantly competing with each other to be the most affordable. So, many colleges are implementing payment programs that can help mitigate the rising costs of college tuition, according to an article in ... Read More About College Tuition Tips

Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

        In attempts to attract prospective students, many colleges across the nation are promising incoming freshmen that their tuition rates will not rise during their four years in college, according to an article in The US News & World Report.       All public universities in Illinois and several other public and private colleges throughout the nation are locking freshmen tuition rates. However, these schools are raising separate fees such as housing, meal plans and other various costs. Also, these colleges are increasing the tuition rates that each incoming freshmen class will pay, witho ... Read More About Colleges Offering Tuition Guarantees

College Cost Calculators

College Cost Calculators

College tuition, room and board, scholarships, financial aid, meal plans are all screaming different numbers at high school students and their parents. Adding and subtracting these numbers in attempts to figure out exactly how much a specific college will cost can be a difficult, agonizing task. But, life’s getting easier for students and their parents because all colleges will be forced to post a “net price calculator” on their Web site by 2011, according to an article in The Washington Post.             The actual costs of college can be very different from its adverti ... Read More About College Cost Calculators

For Profit Colleges

For Profit Colleges

            Most students who attend for-profit colleges are forced to take out much larger loans and accumulate more debt than students who attend non-profit colleges, according to an ." rel="nofollow">article in The Washington Post.             The article cited a study completed by the College Board. The study used the 2007-2008 college school year. It found that 53% of students who attend for-profit colleges accumulated at least $30,500 in debt. Only 24% of students who attend non-profit colleges and 12% of students in public coll ... Read More About For Profit Colleges

College Waiting Lists

College Waiting Lists

Many students who are on the bubble of being accepted into a college will be placed on a waiting list. Students will have to sweat it out for months while that college makes its final decisions.             Students can opt to stay on waiting lists; however, less than 30% of wait-listed students will eventually be accepted, according to The US News & World Report. Also, students’ chances are significantly lower for Ivy League Schools and other elite colleges. Recently, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has accepted anywhere from 0-40 students from its waiting list that ... Read More About College Waiting Lists