We’ve written before about how public colleges aren’t necessarily the most affordable choice in the long run. In some cases, private colleges may offer more financial aid than public schools and can sometimes end up being even less expensive.
Not only can attending a private college sometimes save you money upfront, in many cases it can pay off long after graduation.
It seems there’s a light at the end of the college cost tunnel.
While college costs are higher than they’ve ever been (and continuing to rise), the yearly increases are, finally, slowing down, according to new data from the Labor Department.
The department found that over the past 12 months, tuition rose by just 1.9 percent–the lowest rate since before 2007, StudentLoanHero notes.
True or false: A good student who attends Yale will have much better outcomes (higher salaries and more job opportunities) than a good student who attends a state university. If you answered true, you’re wrong. And this widely-held belief is one of the main reasons families and students end up overpaying for “elite” universities. Up […]
While a Bachelor’s Degree is a prerequisite to most good-paying jobs these days, many college graduates have not seen their incomes increase since the 2007-09 recession, a new study finds.
The biggest factor in whether or not wages increased was a college graduate’s major, the study found.
We often discuss the dangers of taking on more student debt than you’ll be able to repay. A recent Boston Globe article highlights the difficulty many students, particularly those who are low-income, have with repaying their student loans after graduation. Comparing college net price to graduate salaries In the interactive graphic below, you can see […]
There are plenty of college rankings out there based on all sorts of different factors–quality of student, price, return on investment and more.
In light of President Obama’s decision not to provide federal rankings for colleges in favor of a College Scorecard, NPR took matters into their own hands and released their own set of three different college rankings.
Why is college so expensive? Is it worth the investment? VICE News recently aired a segment on the rising cost of college and asked a panel and viewers those questions, among others about the increase in student debt and how different college degrees affect future earnings. Is college worth the cost? The panel included Student Voice’s […]
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 […]
In an era of sky-high college costs, it’s extremely important to consider a college’s ROI before committing to potentially take out tens–or even hundreds–of thousands of dollars in student loans to go there.
But it can be difficult for students and families to assess the value of a college before deciding whether or not to attend. Many factors, including the student’s major, will play a role in the long-term value of the degree.
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 […]