Does anyone know of a website or app for comparing the cost of 2020 College tuition and housing by Park Ridge.
2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 11:51 AM
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Does anyone know of a website or app for comparing the cost of 2020 College tuition and housing by Park Ridge. We are trying to compare actual costs to narrow down my daughter's top choices.

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 12:00 PM

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 12:07 PM

I always say, never look at the sticker price. If you want a college to offer you money, you need to visit and make those face to face connections with admissions people.

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 12:07 PM

We made a spread sheet with each of the universities she applied to. Then Made a column of sticker price from each schools website. Then we made a line for scholarships. Most say what books will be and if they can work on campus etc.

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 12:25 PM

Also remember to check if the school cost posted is per semester or trimester. Cost shown is then double or triple what you see on-line.

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 1:15 PM

My daughter made a spreadsheet I just wanted to double-check all of the figures

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 1:58 PM

Mia, such an exciting time for you and Gianna! I used the template on the US News and World Report site for college comparison once we were down to some final choices. That will give you a general idea. But even within each university there can be variations depending on the dorm and meal plan. Ana has a very basic meal plan and she preps some meals in her dorm and will get meals at local restaurants (like Forage and Chipotle) on her red card meal plan. Many universities have a red card and small grocery on campus. Good luck! Ana says hello!

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 2:19 PM
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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 5:10 PM

This now is what i meant to send https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 6:12 PM

Good info to save Kellie Walsh

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 6:57 PM

A friend of mine told me to make sure you apply to an Illinois Public school so you have some leverage with in state tuition vs out of state

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2 years ago on 02/02/2020 at 10:55 PM

I have three in college now. And we are footing the entire bill. It’s OK because we saved since they were born. Look around. Many states are giving incentives to kids from Illinois because the University system here charges so much for in state tuition room and board. Central Michigan will give in state tuition if your child graduates with a 2. 5 GPA or better. Alabama is giving Illinois kids tons of money.

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2 years ago on 02/03/2020 at 5:39 AM

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