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There is a new interactive map that all international students (and their parents) with aspirations of studying in the U.S. need to see. Explore U.S. higher education institutions that awarded financial aid (need based & non-need based) to international (non-resident alien) degree-seeking undergraduate students during the last two academic years.
Your College’s Cost of Attendance minus your Expected Family Contribution equals your Family’s Need minus Total Aid equals your Unmet Need plus your Expected Family Contribution equals the Net Price for your Family each academic year you are in college. Get it? Good!
There is one simple, but controversial, step that your parents can take to save major money on college tuition. While this advice is not for most, it could help a few of you, so it’s worth sharing.
“A new paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research found yet more evidence for the notion that skyrocketing college tuition costs are the result of all-too-generous student loan policies. The study, authored by Grey Gordon and Aaron Hedlund, used a computer model to measure the effects of various economic forces on college costs. According to the model, no factor had more to do with rising tuition prices than loan subsidies.”
More at Reason.com (12/21/15)
“A new explosive study has found a direct link between expanded federal aid and rising tuition rates among the nation’s colleges and universities, re-energizing a debate over the escalating cost of post-secondary education for millions of Americans.”
More: Study blames college tuition arms race on schools addicted to federal aid, FoxNews.com (7/10/15)