Secretary Duncan Urges Families to Shop for Colleges
The issue surrounding the cost of college and how affordable an education will be in the future is quickly coming to the forefront once again. College tuition has risen consistently almost every year and the fact remains that students carry the brunt of the extra weight by taking out more student loans. In addition, it has caused many families to keep a tighter budget in order to help students complete college without having to miss a semester or drop out.
Recently, the U.S . Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan made a few comments about an important step that families must begin taking in order to better deal with the ever inflating pricing of earning a degree. Duncan said “We want families to be looking at multiple universities, not just one.” Duncan highlighted a new but forgotten strategy of cross comparing colleges.
His comments echo solid advice that will be necessary for the next wave of college students. Duncan also made an important point by saying, “Please be sure you and your children are doing comparison shopping.”
Once families carefully consider what colleges are best they can adjust to the changes that will happen as a result of the incurred costs of an education. There are a few other tips not covered by Duncan that are vital. Families should look at the cost of the education as well as the quality of education for the chosen career. It’s not smart to over pay for a degree simply because your favorite football team is from the university.
Also, remember that unless you have additional financial aid it’s smart to shop within the state for an ideal college. You will not pay as high price in the tuition bill. Arne Duncan made it clear that these adjustments are critical to a successful journey on the road to higher education.