Should students consider finances first when choosing a college?

02/5/2013 | Education Week

More families should start considering their financial situations before other more traditional criteria for making college choices, says high-school counselor and author Frank Palmasani. While social and academic preferences might typically vault one school over another for a student, Palmasani suggests it's worth it to consider the "financial fit method," including cost and potential financial aid, as part of the decision-making process.

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