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Is it really college credit?

The #1 way to keep college costs down is of course to minimize the amount of time spent in college. Many people rightly focus on getting college credit prior to enrolling as a college student. There are several main ways of getting these credits: AP or IB classes and tests Community colleges Online courses Before packing your schedule with these…

EFC: Why You Need to Know

EFC is your Expected Family Contribution. In the real world, think of it as your Minimum Family Contribution. There is no requirement that a school meet your need, though some will. If schools aren’t going to meet your need, why do you need to know your EFC? Beyond knowing the minimum you’ll be expected to pay for your child’s education each…

“Is It Still Worth Going to College?”

Fed economists Mary Daly and Leila Bengali explore this question in a new research paper. Their conclusion? Based on lifetime earnings, yes: “for the average student, tuition costs for the majority of college education opportunities in the United States can be recouped by age 40, after which college graduates continue to earn a return on their investment in the form…

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