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More Than Tuition: What is Cost of Attendance?

Cost of Attendance (COA) measures the total education and living expenses for a student at a particular college or university, making it the key estimate of how much the student must budget for an academic year. However, the difficulty in creating these estimates often means that students and institutions are unable to accurately predict their expenses, leading some students to borrow more than they might need, while still others are unable to pay for basic expenses like housing and food.

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College Decisions Survey Part V: Searching for the Right College

Today, New America’s Education Policy Program released the fifth and final brief in a series analyzing new survey data about what prospective college students know about the college-going and financing process. Part V: Searching for the Right College focuses on prospective and recently-enrolled college students’ experiences finding and using information to make their college decisions.