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The Question I’m Dying to Ask My Almost 17-Year-Old Self

March 29, 1982 “Tom, when are you the most ‘you’?” The question hangs in the air as I sit silently between my parents on an orange-leather sofa in the office of someone who calls himself a “college planner”. My silence isn’t due to a lack of understanding. I’m just gauging the potential benefits of an honest response with the costs of what quickly could become an incredibly uncomfortable conversation. Just days before my seventeenth birthday, the words I’m about to…

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7 years of college…down the drain! How to Graduate in a Reasonable Amount of Time

Most American college students don’t graduate in four years. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, only 60% of college students graduate “on time” at the institution from which they began their college education, and the number of years used for this calculation is actually six instead of four. (The author of the statement above, Bluto Blutarsky from “Animal House”, may have been very close to graduating but he was at least one year beyond “on time” status.) Lower…

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A College Degree from UW-Madison Will Cost You $100,968 (If You’re Lucky)

Choosing a college has become a six-figure decision. Unfortunately, many families assume they’ll pay much less because the primary cost of instruction — tuition and fees — can be far less than the “Cost of Attendance“, an official estimate created by each college that also includes room & board, books, travel and miscellaneous expenses for an average full-time freshman. That’s why I prefer to talk about Cost of Attendance (COA) with families, because no matter where junior goes to college,…

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