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What is “TuitionFit”?

There are lots of ways to assess a college fit.  But today, growing uncertainty about whether a college degree will pay off has students and parents focused on good ole “bang for your buck.”  Borrowing an old phrase from the world of finance, college search experts like to call it, “return on investment” (ROI, for…

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How to Judge a College’s Financial Aid Office

by Tucker Glotzbach and Mark Salisbury Like searching for a college, dealing with a financial aid office and working through financial aid problems takes agency and determination. Every financial aid office is different – colleges have different technology systems, different methods for dealing with students, and different people working in the office. As a result,…

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TuitionFit + Quatromoney = Paying the Right Price for Your College Degree

Personalize Your Paying for College Plan for All Four Years College is one of biggest investments of your life, so why are you just considering one-fourth of it’s costs?  Can you imagine if your real estate agent only outlined 25% of the cost of house and asked you to make a decision about whether or…

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How the College Admissions Process Can Stick You with a Higher Price

Unless you’ve had to fumble your own way through the college search process recently (as a student or as a parent), you might be tempted to discount stories of students graduating with crazy-high student debt as silly financial decisions made by naive folks. After all (you might ask), how could someone come out of college…

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Stop Overpaying for College

Have you seen the new series of ads for eBay called When You’re Over Overpaying?  Try to get through the whole ad without smiling!  It’s a simple mashup of friends looking at price tags of items in different stores and cracking up after they see the price of that same item on eBay.  There isn’t…

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Want to win your college search? Here are 10 things you have to know.

Someone on Quora posted the question, “What don’t they tell you about college admissions?”  At the risk of poking the beast, here you go.  If you want to see the original post and the other responses that were posted, click here.  I’m certainly not the only person with something to say about the subject.  Some…

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The #1 Reason Why Where You Go To College Doesn’t Really Matter

Almost every bit of a college marketing sales pitch boils down to this: “There is only one college or university that is perfectly suited for you, and we are it!” Not to be outdone, the rankings pumped out by higher ed “experts” just add to the spin, perpetuating the notion that each school occupies a distinct…

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