College Planning

The #1 Factor in Choosing a College

Whether you’re a high school senior or a parent trying to help your teenager out, here’s the number one thing to remember when choosing a college.

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  • greg

    Thank you thank you!!!!!! Love your advice! Spread the word.nwhat if you can’t afford any college?

  • Moe Moe

    Even in state schools are $30,000 a year with room & board.

    • Sallie

      Regardless, there are ways you can goto that school and be debt free in the end. The point here she is trying to make is that the younger generation going to college this year and years to come need to open their eyes when it comes to tuition costs and not just go out of state or to an expensive school just because they want to go to that certain school when they can’t even afford it to begin with. She’s trying to save them from school loan debt and wasting money on education they can get cheaper in their own state or at a local community college.

  • Sarah Barton Thomas

    I was so thankful to have gone to a state school (not my state-which was more expensive) that was really affordable for my family. Also, by the time I was a junior, my merit (earned) scholarships covered almost my entire tuition. I am a proud Northwest Missouri State Bearcat and my degree there is worth its weight in GOLD!!

  • Michael Cherniss

    What happened to 1st serving our country by joining the military and then enjoying the benefits of paid collage tuition. That’s what my son has decided to do. He’s meeting a very real & honorablen need for our country. He’s not looking for a hand out, he’ll earn it.

  • Meloney Victory

    Hello Mrs. Cruze! 🙂 My name is Meloney. I am currently a high school senior and I just want to say a big thank you for your advice about education and finances. Before I started listening to your advice, I had no idea about how I was going to function financially when I start college and I was clueless about what college to go to. Your insight has directed me to pick a college that I can afford, choose a worthwhile major that fits me, and become confident on how to manage my finances correctly. Your advice has helped me make the right choices during this tough decision process. I am forever grateful and appreciate all your help with these things. 🙂