April 6, 2016

A College’s Return on Investment is a Personal Calculation

I have read too many posts on the “payoff” of earning a college degree. The word payoff has also been used to explain the return on investment when one goes to college, over not going, or the value of going to one school over another. This might be applied to people […]
January 4, 2016

College Costs You Can Manage: Room and Board

Years before starting EducatedQuest I was a city planner. Among my first projects were housing market studies to determine if the either the local housing market had enough living options for a business that would move into a community, or if a proposed new residential development could be sold to […]
January 4, 2016

Why Are College Costs So High?

If you have been touring college campuses you have likely experienced “sticker shock” when you hear the rates for tuition and fees, room and board during the information sessions. Even the price of textbooks will make you wince. If you went to college yourself, you’re bound to wonder why the […]
December 29, 2015

The Flagship State University That Is The Best Value for Non-Residents Is…

Since the 2008 recession, 48 of the 50 U.S state governments have cut funding for higher education, including their support for the flagship state university. The most common practice to offset the cuts is cut spending or to raise tuition and fees. Spending cuts are far more difficult to achieve […]
December 28, 2015

A Message For the ‘Public’ that Grumbles About College Costs

The U.S is about to head into the presidential election cycle, so I found it timely to repost this piece from over two years ago. Personally, I am tired of the extremes proposed on both sides, though I more resent the attacks that politicians make on college costs and financial […]
September 2, 2015

It’s Not Too Early for College Freshmen to Get Serious About College Costs

Today the second of a two-part series on personal finance for college freshmen, Top 5 Money Saving Tips for When Starting College, appeared on HuffPost College today. Co-authored by economist Lisa Kaess, founder/producer of Feminomics.com, and myself, this article provides tips about managing some of the indirect costs–those that do not appear on […]