Tough Times Make for Tough College Choices

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on October 13, 2008

By Alysa Teichman

Will harsh economic times keep kids from going to college? According to a study of more than 2,500 prospective students, the answer is maybe. reports that tough times have caused 16% of the students polled to pause their college hunts.

Not only that, but students are seriously rethinking their options. More than half will be considering less prestigious universities to save money, and most students polled said they will be spending more time looking for scholarships and merit aid programs to diffuse the cost of tuition.

How are the unpredictable economics affecting your (or your children’s) college search?

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October 30, 2008 8:18 PM

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