It’s that time of year again, when frenzied students can be found scrambling to turn in college applications across the country. But while most students are worried about crossing their t’s and dotting their i’s, many forget that, in addition to being stressful, college applications can be costly.
1 in 4 Students Submits 7 or More College Applications
According to a 2010 survey conducted by College Board, 90% of four-year, not-for-profit colleges have an average application fee around $40. A recent NACAC Admissions Trends survey found that 1 in 4 students now submits 7 or more college applications. Those application fees can certainly put a dent in your wallet!
Ben Stein, a contributor for CBS Sunday Morning talks about Accepting Your College Placement.
Some people never get over not being accepted to the college of their dreams.
“As far as I can tell, the men and women who have achieved the most in life in terms of getting to do what they wanted, live a comfortable life, and get recognition for it, did so pretty much without regard to where they went to college,” says Stein.