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The Value of Accurate Cost Estimates for All Students

Last week, the Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) released an article that says, a popular data source underestimates costs for students living at home. But both TICAS’s own…

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More Than Tuition: Trends in Cost Estimates Over Time

Earlier this week we explored how colleges in the same geographic area often produce wildly different cost estimates for off-campus housing when calculating their COA. The wide disparities in these…

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More Than Tuition: High Uncertainty and Complicated Incentives

The federal government leaves it up to colleges to estimate the annual living expenses that students will face attending their institutions. This can be an extremely arbitrary process. This week,…