How to choose a college

Posted on May 9th, 2013

With the high cost of application fees and college visits, most high school students can’t afford to apply to every single college that interests them. Parents and students need to weigh many different factors, such as cost, location, size, and value. With so many options, the choice can seem overwhelming.

To help out stressed high school students and their parents, USA Today compiled a list of the top 25 questions students should ask themselves before deciding whether to apply to or enroll in a college. Their questions to consider include:

  • Does the school within your price range or worth going into debt over? Are they offering you scholarships or grants if you go there?
  • Has the school had significant price hikes from year to year, making it difficult to gauge how much it’d cost to attend for four years?
  • Is there a line of successful alumni from the school? Have you browsed through the college’s alumni magazine or checked the alumni section of the website?

Because the college search and application process can be expensive and time-consuming, and attending college is such a significant investment, it’s vital for students to be diligent when applying to schools in order to ensure they have viable options once they receive their admissions decisions and financial aid packages.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your college search and decision, we can help you narrow down your options and decide on the best fit and value for your money. Tweet us @CFGCollege or call us toll-free at 1-888-234-3907.

Category: Choosing a College

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