As we’ve discussed in this blog
before, the price value relationship of college is being called into question, now more than ever. For many Americans, whether they get financial aid determines whether or not they can attend the college of their choice. This is not a new situation, it is just a lot more common
How do students deal with their need to get the right financial aid package? Followingis a first-hand accountof the experience of Flo Wen, a senior at the Dalton School
in New York City.…
I’ve been writing on this topic for a week now, and it has really struck a chord
. Most readers seem to agree that a college education is what you make of it, and if you need to pay out of pocket to attend an elite college, it may be a better idea to attend a state school, or get your degree in increments.
The excellent blog post by Joanne Jacobs
(thank you to Tracy Brisson
for pointing it out), makes the point that those with degrees from elite colleges come away with a brand that speaks for itself.…
Early this week I wrote about Gen Y college debt
, and put the post up on Brazen Careerist
with the question, “If you could do it over, would you attend a less expensive school”. The question really struck a chord.
When I was growing up in the late 1970’s most middle class families were able to bear the cost of college because only about 45% of high school students went to college, so it was much less competitive and therefore much less expensive to attend.…