Selecting a School
Here's what you'll find in this section:
Keep your options open to keep your costs down
Why it makes financial and educational sense to apply to more than one or two colleges.
How many schools should you apply to?
A 4 minute video on how to approach applying to college.
Are more expensive schools really better?
A "big name" university may be impressive, but as this article shows, there's much more to college than that.
Community College could be a smart move!
Community college can really work for you, if you know the right way to approach it.
What’s a graduation rate and why does it matter?
Some colleges have more students graduate in four years than others. Find out why it matters.
For profit schools: A warning
Do you know how to tell a non-profit school from a for-profit one? The answer can make a big difference in your future.
Your state may help you pay for college
Use the links in this article to learn about the grants your state offers to help you pay for college.
Can your application fees be waived?
Your family’s income may enable you to save on your application fees. Find out how in this article.
Test Your Knowledge: Choosing a College
This quick quiz tests what you know about choosing a college.
Best of the Web: Selecting a School
Helpful links and sources for more information about selecting the right college for you.
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How many schools should you apply to? Are more expensive schools really better? And most of all, how do you find a school you can afford today that can also help you get the career you want tomorrow? Choose this section to learn how to make good choices.