If you are new to the college application process, understanding the financial aid process to determine your true cost of college can be confusing, especially when making comparisons between multiple colleges and universities.  And for many families, the financial piece is an important part, if not the most important part, of your final college decision.

We spoke with Kathy Anderson, AVP of student financial services at Berklee College Music, about how families can better understand the true cost of college.  In this video, Kathy reviews:

  • The difference between sticker (published price) vs. net price of college
  • How and why colleges and universities use discounting in the enrollment process
  • Resources families can use to make an informed financial decision 

You don’t want to miss this one!

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