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Tackle the cost of college

A few simple steps and some tough questions can help families tackle the cost of college
By Kim Clark
Posted 4/8/07

More than 2 million Americans have just three weeks to make what will probably be one of the biggest financial bets of their lives: where to go to college.

Financial Aid Advice for Students

U.S. News: Posted 4/11/07

Having trouble figuring out just how much college is going to cost? Worried about raising the money you'll need? We've gathered some of the most frequently asked questions and condensed the advice of dozens of experts into a few simple steps.

Can't figure out how much the school is really going to cost you?

• Look for the school's total cost of attendance (COA)—which includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, travel, and miscellaneous living expenses—in the papers the school sent, or on its website.