When it comes to deciding what college to attend, finances are a key piece of the puzzle. College is a major financial investment, and while it’s an investment that pays off in the long run (college graduates earn 80% more on average than those without a degree, according to the latest research), the initial financial commitment can be a challenge. Finances need to play a role in a family’s decision making process, and it’s important that these conversations involve the whole family. Here are some of the questions we think you should ask yourselves (and the schools under consideration) when making your college decision.
Reviewing Your Offers
Once accepted to a college, you’ll have to evaluate its financial aid offer. When reviewing financial aid awards from each college, be sure to ask the following questions: