What You Need to Know About Out-of-State Tuition

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Writer, Senior Editor, Wintergreen Orchard House

Out-of-state students often pay higher tuition than state residents at public universities. Here's what you need to know to avoid sticker shock. read more

Financial Aid Do's and Don'ts

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Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

No one said applying for financial aid was easy, but you can make the process more manageable by starting strong--and following these tips. read more

Financial Aid at Public Colleges and Universities: Funding Your Future

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Assistant Vice President for International Enrollment Management, State University of New York, Plattsburgh

Nowhere else on Earth will you find a public university system like the one in the United States. It's big, accessible, comprehensive, and pretty inexpensive too, especially if you stay "in state." But as affordable as public schools can be, you and your family may not be able to cover all the costs. Don't worry--you're not alone. read more

Considering Public Colleges & Universities: Why Go Public?

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Associate Vice President of Planning, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs, California State University, East Bay

Why should you study at a public college or university? In short, they offer a huge variety of experiences and unparalleled opportunities for learning, career preparation, and meaningful social and cultural development--all at an affordable cost! read more