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Public Colleges and the Economic Crisis

An interactive map published by US News and World Report can help families determine which states are headed towards budget cuts. The map could also help students determine which schools may want to increase their enrollment of out-of-state students.

The Numbers Are In!

Inside Higher ED published a story earlier this week on a survey that was released by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).  According to the survey, 90 percent of colleges saw an increase in financial aid applications this year.  While this number is not that surprising given the state of economy, some of […]

The Benefits (and Risks) of a GAP Year In Tough Economic Times

The New York Times carried an article yesterday, entitled Delaying College for a Year Could Have Benefits, which lays out a few creative reasons for putting off college for a year. The financial arguments boil down to this: 1.  President Obama’s proposed changes to federal student aid may put a few hundred dollars more per […]