Investing in College: A Guide for the Perplexed

Investing in College: A Guide for the Perplexed

By: Malcolm Getz (author)Paperback

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College education is one of the most important investments a family will make. But between the view-books, websites, insider gossip, and magazine rankings, students and their worried parents face a dizzying array of options. What do the rankings really mean? Is it wise to choose the most prestigious school a student can get into? What are the payoffs of higher education, and, by the way, how do we pay for them?

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Malcolm Getz is Associate Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University.


Preface 1. Introduction: The High Cost of Higher Education 2. Financial Returns: Does College Pay Off? 3. Career Opportunities: The Choices that Matter 4. College Rank: The Pitfalls of Prestige 5. The Learning Environment: What Your Money Really Buys 6. Sticker Shock: Will You Pay Too Much? 7. Payment Options: Something for Every Income 8. The Admission Game: Strategies for Success 9. The Choice: Comparing Offers Tables Notes Further Reading Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780674030466
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780674030466
  • weight: 318
  • ISBN10: 067403046X

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