The Real Cost of Applying to College

By Mary Lowengard - 2011-10-04T21:32:01Z

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Prices are calculated for a student in suburban New Jersey who applies to eight colleges. Additional costs for athletes (who need coaching) and art students (who need to create portfolios or performance DVDs) are not included. Numbers are rounded to the nearest dollar.

Data: Rustic Pathways, Cornell Summer College, positionu4college.com, Amazon.com, midwestcampustours.com, bn.com, princetonreview.com, sat.collegeboard.org, Stanley Kaplan, actstudent.org, commonapp.org, ivyconsultinggroup.com, merrimade.com, flowers.com

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