• September 17, 2014

Degrees With a Price Tag

For the typical family, college is one of life's big-ticket purchases. But figuring out how much it will cost can be difficult. Finding out a particular college's sticker price is easy, but the amount a particular family will actually pay is revealed only after students are admitted and receive their financial-aid awards. Even then the numbers can be confusing.

Recently the federal government has required colleges to post net-price calculators on their Web

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