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Getting Over the Sticker Shock of College Costs

Jul 10, 2017

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Many families get sticker shock when they look at the cost of college - a number that doesn’t even take into account textbooks or trips home for the holidays. Money magazine senior writer Kim Clark walks us through why the cost of college keeps rising, as well as what to do when a financial aid package doesn’t measure up. Plus, a new ranking looks at which schools do the best job of moving low-income students into the middle class. Which colleges in Maryland made the list?

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Recent articles by Kim Clark:

The Five-Step Plan to Appeal for More Financial Aid

12 Ways to Decode Your Confusing Financial Aid Letter