It's that terrifying and exciting time of year for parents and prospective students. The applications for college admission have been sent off, and now it's time to wait, agonizingly so. Tremendous changes are around the corner for soon-to-be college students and their families.
Around the time all those new students have settled into their routines on campuses across the country, there will be a new feature on college websites. By October 2011, all colleges will be required to post net price calculators (NPCs) to their sites.
These calculators have been implemented already at a few institutions - 16 schools offered them by January 2011 - so I'm wondering if any of have you used them, and if so, how did you feel about the results and so forth? Also, did you find that the NPC results matched your financial aid award letters?
Early Look At College Net Price Calculators Finds Mixed Results
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