Each Spring, students and families across the country review college acceptance letters along with financial aid packages and related information.
Evaluating financial aid packages along with the costs and risks associated with paying for school is not easy.
In April 2012, the U.S. Government Consumer Finance and Protection Bureau launched a college cost comparison tool (beta version) to help college-bound students and their families.
This tool can be used to compare school data and relevant financial factors to make a more informed decision. You can enter up to 3 schools to get started with a basic comparison.
If you’d like to give it a try, here’s the link: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/payingforcollege/costcomparison/