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November 10, 2010
Tight economy. College tuition increasing at 6 percent a year. More and more, the ability to go to college depends on how much financial aid you can get. This week, we invited visiting blogger Don Betterton to offer his best tips. For 30 years, he was director of financial aid and a member of the admission committee at Princeton University, and now a certified college planner at Betterton College Planning.
1. Get on the stick. If you are like most parents of collegebound students, you have spent nearly all of your time on admission related issues: courses, grades, tests, activities, college visits, essay writing, and so forth. But now, with a high school senior, you are starting to worry about how you are going to afford the tuition bill. It is time to bring "How am I going to pay for college?" concerns front and center.