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Incomplete College Price Tags Pose Risk To Students When Choosing College

Written by Michael B. Horn. Published by Forbes on 05/21/2020. Mark Salisbury, co-founder and CEO of TuitionFit, discusses TuitionFit's purpose and his own personal journey that brought him to its founding. He also expounds upon the process and value of selecting a college that fits into a family's price range, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic turns societal norms on their heads.

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Take the guesswork out of how much college will cost you: TuitionFit

Written by Eric Zizich. Published by Our Quad Cities on 01/29/2019. Mark discusses the birth and early adoption of TuitionFit.

10/18/2021Scott Carlson, The Chronicle of Higher Education: What’s a College Degree Worth?
04/28/2021John Baylor, Op-Ed in Omaha World Herald: May 1 is National College Decision Day. Here are 3 things to remember.
04/13/2021Lynn O’Shaughnessy, The College Solution: Looking beyond highly rejective colleges to get better deals
03/31/2021EdUp EdTech Podcast Episode 8: Negotiating College Pricing – How TuitionFit Is Changing the Game with Mark Salisbury, Co-founder and CEO
03/09/2021Prep Talks Podcast Episode 10: Mark Salisbury, Tuition Fit: Pulling Back the Curtain on College Pricing
“We need higher education now more than ever as a society. Just to be a functioning democracy, we need education. And we need education to be something that really does help people experience mobility – socially, economically, in all kinds of different ways. … We need it in a way that really does develop a person fully.”
02/02/2021The College Scoops Podcast Episode 61: Wondering What Other Students Are Paying with Guest Mark Salisbury
02/01/2021Kristi Nelson, NBC: Cutting the Cost of College
12/29/2020The 401k Study Group: TuitionFit with Mark Salisbury
12/03/2020Stamats Communications, Inc.: A Better Way To Compete on Price
11/19/2020Kaitlin Mulhere, College Costs Are Notoriously Opaque. Use These Tools to See How Much You’ll Pay Before Applying
“’They want to know it’s not just a silly fishing expedition,’ Salisbury says. ‘They want to know if they apply to a college that it’s a plausible option financially.’”
10/10/2020Dr. Steven Mercer, The Education Channel: College Tuition Costs (video)
09/29/2020Stuart Nachbar, Educated Quest: TuitionFit Might Be A Great Starting Point For A College Search
09/28/2020Ryan Lane, NerdWallet: Guide to Grants for College
09/23/2020Iowa College Aid: Mark Salisbury on maximizing the value and minimizing the price of a college education
09/21/2020Stuart Nachbar, Educated Quest: Interview with Dr. Mark Salisbury, found, (video)
09/08/2020The EdUp Experience Episode 58: Judging Higher Education Value – Is THAT College Worth It?
08/26/2020Kaitlin Mulhere, These Are the 25 Best Colleges for Your Money Right Now
08/09/2020Next Gen Personal Finance Podcast: Mark Salisbury of TuitionFit on increasing transparency of college pricing
05/21/2020Michael Horn, Forbes: Incomplete College Price Tags Pose Risk To Students When Choosing College
05/05/2020Next College Student Athlete (NCSA): Mark Salisbury on the college search process for high school seniors
05/01/2020Sharon Epperson, CNBC: How to Get More College Aid Money Now Amid the Pandemic
04/25/2020Ron Lieber, The NewYork Times: How to Ask a College for More Financial Aid
04/17/2020Lynn O’Shaughnessy, The College Solution: Tuitionfit: a tool to find better college deals now
“From the perspective of students and families, almost everyone who comes to TuitionFit and shares award letters will find 50 to 100 offers from other colleges and universities shared by students or families in the same academic merit and financial need profile.”
03/23/2020The Technically Iowa Podcast: Mark Salisbury & Kimberly Dyer, TuitionFit
01/16/2020Rick Hess Straight Up, Education Week: Straight Up Conversation: A Kelley Blue Book for College Costs
12/04/2019College Admissions with Mark and Anna: Getting Your Best Price on College with TuitionFit’s Mark Salisbury
11/11/2019Inside Higher Ed: Unreasonable Rules
09/16/2019PBS Newshour (reprinted from The Hechinger Report): Why finding out how much a college costs is harder than it looks
09/04/2019The Higher Ed Geek Podcast Episode 68: Dr. Mark Salisbury on College Affordability and TuitionFit
08/23/2019Tests and the Rest Episode 19: College Price Transparency
05/16/2019U.S News (reprinted from NerdWallet): Why Your Financial Aid May Plummet After Freshman Year
“‘What you do in college matters far more than where you go,’ says Salisbury. ‘Go to a place that is less expensive, and then go in and make the most of it.'”
04/22/2019Press Release: Midwestern Company Is Bringing Sanity To College Pricing
03/27/2019 TED Talk: The Simplest Way to Bring Down the Cost of College (video)
02/13/2019 Lynn O’Shaughnessy, Wealth Publicizing Financial Aid Awards for All to See
02/11/2019 Living Local: Finding the right college for you with TuitionFit!
02/06/2019Historically Thinking Episode 97: The College Tuition Problem
02/04/2019 Stuart Nachbar, Educated Quest: TuitionFit May Help Students Lower College Costs
01/30/2019 Elizabeth Morgan, National College Attainment Network: New Website Aggregates and Shares Student Financial Aid Award Information
01/23/2019Aimee Breaux, Iowa City Press Citizen: This Iowa entrepreneur wants to fix the way students choose between colleges
01/26/2019Eric Zizich, Our Quad Cities: Take the guesswork out of how much college will cost you: TuitionFit
01/14/2019 Illinois Public Radio: Dusty Rhodes interviews Mark Salisbury
01/13/2019Sarah Ritter, Quad-City Times: Quad-City entrepreneur launches startup aimed at making college tuition costs transparent
09/17/2018Inside Higher Ed: A Modest Proposal on Rankings
“It turns out that, since the foundational premise of the U.S. News rankings equates money with quality, every attempt to manage to it drives costs higher. It’s no surprise that higher ed’s acquiescence to rankings has paralleled a stunning increase in college costs.”