As costs continue to rise, planning how to finance a four-year degree has become a more prominent part of the college application process.

These three handouts are designed to highlight the value of a college degree, showcase the true cost of college, and break down borrowing options.

Share them with your students as you discuss college affordability and college options.

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College Value Extends Beyond Financial Gain
The benefits of college aren’t just in future earnings. A college education opens doors to opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise be available.

Students Often Overestimate the Price of College
Sticker price is the published tuition price, whereas net price is the amount a student actually pays to attend an institution after subtracting federal, state, and institutional grant aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. The difference between the published price and the actual price a student pays can be significant and varies by institution type.

Talking About Borrowing Doesn’t Have to be Hard
There are many ways for students and families to consider the “right” amount of borrowing to finance their college education. Your school counselor can be an invaluable resource as you search for right-fit programs.

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