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2022-2023

Investing in Your Future: The Return on College

Short of buying a house, where to attend college is the most expensive decision most students will make in their lifetime. With ballooning costs and the question of how much of student loan debt is reasonable, applicants and their families are increasingly focussed on return on investment.
This interactive Q&A will:
- Explain the nuances of ROI as well as its limitations
- Explore key findings of the Georgetown CEW report which ranked 4,500 colleges and universities by ROI
- Discuss how the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard can help families make fiscally responsible decisions

Short of buying a house, where to attend college is the most expensive decision most students will make in their lifetime. With ballooning costs and the question of how much of student loan debt is reasonable, applicants and their families are increasingly focussed on return on investment.
This interactive Q&A will:
- Explain the nuances of ROI as well as its limitations
- Explore key findings of the Georgetown CEW report which ranked 4,500 colleges and universities by ROI
- Discuss how the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard can help families make fiscally responsible decisions

Investing in Your Future: The Return on College

Short of buying a house, where to attend college is the most expensive decision most students will make in their lifetime. With ballooning costs and the question of how much of student loan debt is reasonable, applicants and their families are increasingly focussed on return on investment.
This interactive Q&A will:
- Explain the nuances of ROI as well as its limitations
- Explore key findings of the Georgetown CEW report which ranked 4,500 colleges and universities by ROI
- Discuss how the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard can help families make fiscally responsible decisions

Investing in Your Future: The Return on College

Investing in Your Future: The Return on College

Financial Aid and College Affordability
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Financial Aid and College Affordability

Expert: Robert Kelchen, formerly of Seton Hall.

A comprehensive look at resources to help with financial aid and determining return on investment.

Financial Aid and College Affordability
How Much Do Brand Name Schools Matter?
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How Much Do Brand Name Schools Matter?

Experts: Mark Kantrowitz, Cerebly, Inc; Robert Kelchen, formerly of Seton Hall University.

Some fields place an emphasis on prestigious schools - others do not. The same goes for graduate school applicants. Learn more about how you should evaluate this expensive decision with a focus on where you want to go after graduation.

How Much Do Brand Name Schools Matter?
ROI
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ROI

Experts: AJ Jones, formerly of Howard University; Robert Kelchen, formerly of Seton Hall University; Sabrina Manville, Edmit; Lauren Sefton, Rhodes College; Jeff Selingo, author; Kristin Tichenor, Wentworth Institute of Technology

College is a huge investment, and families are increasingly looking at getting a return on that investment. You'll learn about the factors that go into determining ROI and the importance of graduating.

ROI

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