In an effort to help students and parents become more informed consumers and get the most for their tuition dollars, the US Department of Education publishes the College Affordability and Transparency lists. The lists were published for the first time last year as part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. They show tuition, fees, and net prices of colleges and universities. They compare schools and calculate percentage increases in cost over time.
The US Department of Education published the updated lists on the College Affordability and Transparency Center this week. These lists, by making us all more informed educational consumers, can help us make wise decisions and save money.
An Educational Consultant can also help families save money. The Consultant does this by helping the student determine and follow an appropriate, individualized educational path. The Educational Consultant helps ensure that tuition money is spent on an education that fulfills objectives and best “fits” the student. This prevents a useless diploma or a costly transfer. It also increases the odds of a student graduating college successfully employed in his/her chosen profession.
- Average Price Of 4-Year University Up 15 Percent (huffingtonpost.com)