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Hiring the Right College: Return on Investment

David1454 Wrote: Apr 18, 2013 9:31 AM
I financed most of my college education (and graduate school) with the GI Bill. It's a shame that so few people consider this option any more. Not only can you save a ton of money for school after getting out, but courses are available at very reasonable cost while you are in. There is also the CLEP test, which allows skipping some course work. It is still possible to graduate without a mountain of debt, if you are willing to work for it.

In 1965, Yale and Princeton raised their tuition, making them the most expensive Ivy League schools at the time. The hefty price tag? Just $1950 a year. Even accounting for inflation that would only amount to about $14,350 in 2013 dollars. Tuition at Princeton is now north of $40,000 a year, and it is close to $60,000 a year at institutions like University of Chicago or Sarah Lawrence College. Even in-state tuition at public college averages over $13,000 year, making the price of a “cheap” bachelor’s degree well over $50,000.

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