Valerie Strauss, whom I interviewed for my last piece on academic stress and advanced classes for Arlington Magazine, quotes another article with great information and advice for senior parents. I found the information about actual college costs to be fascinating too. Listen to this:
“For example, the cost of attending Pennsylvania State University runs about $30,000 a year for in-state students. At Swarthmore College outside of Philadelphia, it’s nearly twice that, yet Swarthmore ends up being less expensive for most students, according to one of our stories that used Tuition Tracker. How could that be? The answer is that Swarthmore is among the private liberal arts schools offering hefty discounts, bringing down the average cost to even less than taxpayer-subsidized Penn State’s.”
Really? Wow. Read the whole article here.