Figuring out how to pay for college has quickly turned into one of life’s most complicated financial decisions. Instead, it’s because of a number of confounding factors. There’s the uncertainty about a student’s future ability to pay back student loan debt or whether spending twice as much for some schools will lead to a future that’s twice as lucrative or happy. Then there’s the difficulty of having a teenager participating in an enormous financial decision without much experience to draw on. But perhaps the biggest problem is that people don’t always know where to find good information about the choices and their consequences.
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