Get Wise: College Admissions Explained

S106 - The sticker price is not the price.

Episode Summary

This week we take a deep dive into college costs. We explain why the sticker price (the one colleges put on the website) is usually not what you pay. We discuss how to decide if a college is a good financial fit, what makes any particular college a “good value," and the invisible forces at work on how we think about which colleges are “worth it.” Our guest is Casey Near, Executive Director of Counseling at Collegewise. Casey is a former admissions counselor at Mills College, avid book reader, part-timer Mainer, and full-time smarty pants.

Episode Notes

Bonus viewing:

Is College Still Worth It? | Patriot Act with Hasan Minaj on Netflix

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Get Wise: College Admissions Explained  is produced by Collegewise, the nation’s largest admissions counseling organization. With over 60 expert counselors and 40 testing and curriculum tutors, we’re out to change the way families approach college admissions.