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A Guide to Understanding the High Costs of a College Education

Everything you need to better understand how college and graduate school costs are determined. Includes an in-depth explanation of tuition, room, and board, as well as unexpected hidden costs and factors. Also takes a closer look at the costs of in-state versus out-of-state tuition, as well as public versus private colleges.

Understanding College Tuition, Room, and Board
A breakdown of the three primary costs of college: tuition, room, and board. Includes a look at how tuition is calculated, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of on and off-campus housing and meal plans.

Understanding the Rising Costs of a College Education
A basic overview of the reasons that a college education is becoming too expensive for many Americans. The primary causes examined and explained include inflation, class availability, scholarships, and increased demand for a limited number of enrollment spots.

Is Graduate School Worth the Time, Effort, and Money?
Graduate school takes a lot of time, effort, and money. It also puts you 2-5 years behind everyone else who has already entered the workforce. If you are thinking about grad school, here are some important points to consider.

The Hidden Costs of College
There's a lot more to paying for college than just tuition, room, and board. From travel to dorm room furniture, here's a great overview of the "hidden costs" of college.

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