The Maddening Mirage of College Pricing Shopping for college is like seeing a mirage adrift in a hall of mirrors. Most of the time, a school’s announced price is totally meaningless, tens of thousands of dollars more than what they ask you to pay. But “most of the time” doesn’t mean all of the time,…Continue Reading A Better Way to Shop for Colleges
Whether you’re a hip gen Z’er browsing college apps on a smartwatch or a crusty cowboy mailing college applications by pony express, the way to get yourself into college still boils down to four steps: Make a shortlist of schools Apply to some of them Get accepted at least once Enroll at the best remaining…Continue Reading How Do You Simplify Today’s College Search?
Contributed by a TuitionFit parent: If you have looked eagerly forward to the day you may retire comfortably, you know you need to figure out 2 things: What college will the kids get accepted to How is it getting paid for I’ve been anticipating this day for more years than I can count. I got…Continue Reading A Dad’s-Eye View: The Emotional Impact of College Financial Aid Offers
Way too often, people think that the college search is all about where you get in. Sure, some folks are just about the snobbery of it, but most folks genuinely believe that the more “elite” the brand name of the college, the better the network of professional connections that their child gains access to as…Continue Reading Conned into Buying Something You’ll Never Need
The best way to see your college journey is through imagining where you want to be in the years after graduation. The best way to begin that journey is through financial fit.Continue Reading When Building a College List, Always Start with Financial Fit
If you find yourself reading something that starts with a panicky freak out about crazy high college prices that make college unaffordable, STOP. Put down your tablet. Watch a kitten video. Do whatever you have to do to walk away. Why? Because everything after that sky-is-falling setup is based on a myth about college affordability.Continue Reading The Myth of College Affordability (The Problem Isn’t What You Think It Is)
Choosing a college is sort of like choosing your underwear. You almost certainly should put on a clean pair, but what you do next is gonna be a lot more important. Why You Have Multiple Pairs Almost every bit of a college marketing sales pitch boils down to this: “There is only one college or…Continue Reading Where You Go to College Doesn’t Matter as Much as You Think It Does