Net Cost: Beyond the Sticker Price of Schools

Net Cost: Beyond the Sticker Price of Schools

The price of colleges can seem a bit daunting, and some families spend years preparing to pay for college. Of course, cost is something to consider when choosing a school. But if  you see an expensive price tag for a university and think you can’t afford it, don’t be intimidated just yet. In your journey to obtain a college degree, the first thing you’ll probably see is the  schools’ published Cost of Attendance (COA), or as some may call it – the ‘Sticker Price’. But what really matters is the ‘Net Price’ or Net Cost – so let’s find out what the difference between these are.

What You Need to Know About Applying for Financial Aid

What You Need to Know About Applying for Financial Aid

Applying to college this year? Then you’ll likely also need to apply for financial aid, the money that can help your family pay for college costs. There’s a lot to know about the financial aid process, but if you stay organized and follow the right steps, you’ll have no problem keeping on track. Start preparing now, and ask questions when you need to. We provide information on where to go for assistance at the end of this list.