$100,000 per Year! Rising College Costs and Student Loans

By |2024-05-09T20:39:45+00:00May, 8, 2024|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

In 2016, when my first child started college, Harvey Mudd College in California was the most expensive college in the country, with a total cost of attendance of just over $70,000 per year. In 2020, when child number two started school, Columbia topped the list at $81,000.  For the 2020-2021 [...]

Colleges Respond to FAFSA Delays

By |2024-03-05T21:03:36+00:00March, 6, 2024|College Costs, FAFSA, Financial Aid, Paying for College|

If you are a high school senior or the parent of one, you likely are aware of the problems that have plagued the new FAFSA since it became available at the end of December.  Not only was the FAFSA's release delayed by nearly three months, but there have been several [...]

Why Is College So Expensive? Part 3

By |2023-01-09T19:17:51+00:00January, 11, 2023|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

This is my third in a series of blog posts on the increasing cost of college in the United States.  In the first post, I offered several reasons why college is so expensive.  In the second, I explained that college may not actually be as costly as it seems, as [...]

Why Is College So Expensive? Part 2

By |2023-01-09T19:10:18+00:00November, 2, 2022|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College, Scholarships|

When President Biden announced in August that he would forgive student loan debt for millions of borrowers, many critics argued that his plan did not address the larger problem of the rising cost of college.  In response, I published a blog post entitled, "Why Is College So Expensive?"  A couple weeks [...]

Why Is College So Expensive?

By |2022-09-10T22:37:07+00:00August, 30, 2022|College Costs, Financial Aid, Paying for College|

Since President Biden announced on August 24 that he was canceling student loan debt for millions of borrowers, there has been a flurry of responses from a wide range of individuals.  One of the main criticisms of Biden's plan is that canceling student debt does nothing to address rising college [...]

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