College Financial Aid
Clearly stated: a college education is expensive. As college costs continue to escalate, families understandably are growing more and more concerned about just how they will pay for it all. A $60,000 + price tag is not uncommon these days for the total cost of one year of college at a private school. While costs at state schools are indeed lower, they too are on the rise. While we urge you not to go through the college search process with cost as the primary factor, we do recognize the importance of the price tag in the final decision.
Rather than attempting to explain the entire process in this forum, we will offer some general guidelines, address the questions we receive most often, define some key terms, and provide some helpful worksheets for comparing aid awards.