The State University of New York (SUNY) system is moving forward with its plan to increase tuition once again, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports.
This week, SUNY leaders urged the state to support another round of tuition increases.
They are seeking an extension of the SUNY 2020 that took effect in 2011, which allowed every four-year SUNY college to raise tuition by up to $300 each year for five years.
Many college-bound students and parents ask us what they should be doing throughout the year to get ready for applying for college and financial aid.
This handy timeline from The College Board shows exactly what steps students and families should be taking from the summer before senior year to May 1 of senior year, the deadline for students to decide whether to attend most colleges.
Once again, college tuition rose faster than inflation this year, the College Board reports.
Average college tuition and fees rose about 3% from last year, even though the government reports there has been basically no inflation in the rest of the economy over the past 12 months, according to Money.
It’s well known that the student loan crisis has gotten out of control and continues to grow every second. According to Business Insider, student debt has skyrocketed from $500 billion in 2006, just 9 years go, to over $1.3 trillion today. Many people in government have proposed student loan forgiveness and other strategies to help reduce […]
We write a lot about the importance to maximizing the return on investment of your college degree before, during and after college.
Unfortunately, the majority of recent college graduates don’t ‘strongly agree’ that their college experience was worth its high cost–most likely because they had to take out large student loans to help pay for it.
According to Forbes, a recent Gallup-Purdue Index study surveyed 30,000 recent college graduates and found that only half said that they “strongly agree” that their diploma was worth the money they paid to obtain it.
We write a lot about the benefits of starting your bachelor’s degree at a community college to save money on your degree. Unfortunately, many students and families mistakenly believe community colleges are subpar to 4-year schools. They assume the classes are easier, and the education they provide is somehow less rigorous or prestigious than those offered at […]
Before going to college, many students don’t really think about maximizing the return on their college investment. In their mind, just getting into college and attending is enough. But in today’s world, it’s not enough to just have a college degree. You have to be armed with other skills that demonstrate you can add value […]
How much does college cost? Why is it so expensive? Where does all that money go?
Forbes recently interviewed prospective and current college students to find out their thoughts on rising college costs and whether they think the cost is worth it. Watch the video to hear their thoughts, and let us know what you think.
We write mostly about four-year colleges because that’s where most of our clients choose to attend, and going to college is a wise investment in your future. But as we’ve written before, community college can also be an affordable college option for many students–even if they don’t necessarily go on to get a bachelor’s degree. Short […]
Not surprisingly, the rising cost of college is a big deterrent for students from low-income families to attend college, according to a new report from Urban Institute. Many low-income students don’t have the same access to information about college and financial aid programs from school counselors as higher-income students do, so a large portion of […]