The latest news on financial aid
Angel B. Perez, of Pitzer College, offers some guidance.
A comparative look at the average annual cost of public vs. private higher education.
Colleges give out early merit grants to prevent tuition sticker shock.
Apply to schools where you’re at the top; ask about renewal terms.
Many Harvard students pay under $15,000 a year. An Oklahoma college costs $8,000
New federal rules mean rates could change each year for new loans.
New rules and rates took effect in 2010
If federal loans aren't enough, try relatives, credit unions or banks
A liberal arts education is worth every penny.
Consider a school's financial aid package and graduation rates, among other things.