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ERIC Number: EJ894212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Price and Value: Considerations for College Shoppers
Broh, C. Anthony; Ansel, Dana
New England Journal of Higher Education, v24 n3 p16-18 Win 2010
Parents and students recognize the value of a college degree. Increasingly, they are borrowing large sums of money to invest in the future. Their choices about how to save for college, where to attend college, how much and from where to borrow for college, and how to repay their loans, have grown more complex. Yet families work with incomplete pricing and value information as they make one of the most important investments in their lives. Improved information will not only help families but also serve as a catalyst for reform and innovation in higher education. In this research, the authors use a "college-bound decision tree" to examine the major decision-points for families as they: (1) save for college; (2) apply for college; (3) pay for the college that they attend, and in many cases; (4) repay their loans after college.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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