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Have you ever wondered why students shouldn’t apply to too many colleges? Or how many is too many? College Coach admissions expert Elizabeth Heaton recently spoke with Peter Howe of NECN’s Money Saving Mondays to answer these questions.

What does this have to do with saving money? It’s no secret that college is expensive, but one frequently overlooked financial factor is application fees, which can go as high as $100 each. With many students submitting 10, 12 or more applications, these fees add up. One way to cut those costs is to avoid mass-applying to dozens of colleges.

Watch the video to hear Beth’s thoughts on:

  • How many schools a student should target
  • The additional benefits of creating a more balanced list of schools



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Written by Elizabeth Heaton
Elizabeth Heaton is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Before coming to College Coach, Beth worked as a senior admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania and an alumni admissions ambassador at Cornell University.