Can I Afford College? If Cash < Tuition/Room& Board = NO

Here’s how to calculate college affordability: $_______Cash Available for Tuition (family, scholarships, grants) NO – student loans don’t count as cash –  $_______Cost of College (tuition, room & board) = $_______Affordability (if a positive number you’re golden. if negative you get to change strategy) Add up all the cash you have, cash you’re going to…

a trillion dollars

$1,308,193,507,715 does that number even make sense to you? yes, that’s one trillion three hundred billion, one hundred ninety three million, five hundred seven thousand seven hundred and fifteen dollars. it’s the total amount of student loans in the u.s. as of 9:33am eastern time on march 21, 2015. oh wait, it just went up.…

going public

hands down. public. not just public, but public in-state college. it’s a fraction of the cost. save yourself the long term pain of the debt that comes with private education and go in-state public. do it. you’ll  be so glad you did 15 years from now. unless of course you manage the ivy league loophole.…

congratulations! you’re screwed

it’s that time of year. seniors in high school wait with bated breath to see some variation of these words appear: “congratulations! you’ve been accepted…” how exciting! did you get your college of choice? did you get into the same school as your best friend, girlfriend, boyfriend? did you make it? there’s an energy about…