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September 2015

College Scorecard

A couple of years ago, President Obama announced a plan to rate and rank all colleges and universities in the US. Needless to say, this plan was quite unpopular among several of the key constituencies necessary to implement such a plan, notably the presidents of many of those colleges and universities.

Student Bank Accounts

One easy way to make college cost more than it needs to is to choose the wrong bank account and pay exorbitant fees as a result. Many schools partner with a financial institution to handle excess financial aid dollars (what’s left to pay for other educational costs such as room and board or books, after the school deducts tuition and…

Tuition Discounts Increase at Private Colleges

Good news: according to the National Association of College and University Business Officers, tuition discounting hit an all-time high in 2014, with many believing it is a trend likely to continue. A survey of 411 private, non-profit institutions showed that the average discount rate* for first-time, full-time freshmen hit 48% in the 2014-2015 school year, and was over 41% for…