One of the best ways to reduce the cost of college is to graduate on time. Fewer than 30% of students attending state schools graduate in four years. Less than 60% of all college students graduate within 6 years.
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Some state universities facing budget cuts are offering fewer classes and raising tuition. The New York Times reported that UCLA, along with other state schools in California and elsewhere, have cut back on classes. According to the New York Times, money woes have impacted course offerings at many flagship universities including the University of Arizona, [...]
The predominant theme at the Fall 2009 NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) conference in Baltimore was anxiety related to the economy. Concerns include tuition hikes, budget cuts and scholarship reduction.
Out-of-state applications to a number of public colleges & universities are declining, as students favor in-state public schools where tuition is lower. The trend is compounding the financial challenges facing many public institutions already suffering from state funding cutbacks.
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Students and parents are focused on college affordability, educational quality and value. These 11 tips that can help preserve your budget and improve your candidacy. Here are a few: A strong academic record can lead to merit scholarships. Completing college in 3 years instead 4 can be a 25% savings. When it comes to winning scholarships, impressive activities where you have demonstrated passion and commitment, can significantly improve your chances for success. Strong scores not only improve your chances of acceptance, they can also lead to significant scholarship money. Hold off booking your flights and use the Internet to learn about colleges. In addition to the school web portals, there are a host of great sites offering everything from on-line tours to rankings. With billions of dollars awarded annually, it is worthwhile to research and pursue scholarship opportunities. ScholarshipRoadMap.com is a good place to start. Many families who could receive assistance don’t pursue the financial aid process because they assume they won’t be eligible. Many factors are considered in aid eligibility, and it is not unusual for families with relatively high incomes and assets to qualify for aid and scholarships. Keep track of deadlines and submission requirements.