While William Shatner may not be offering the best prices on college costs, yet, parents and students can take action.
Parents can be more aggressive about negotiating tuition, room, and board at colleges where their children have been accepted. There are experts in college planning who can train parents to understand where those savings might be. Knowing ahead of time the places where colleges can cut costs can be beneficial. While not exactly like buying a car, having the “collegefax” may be invaluable.
Those savings or choices required to achieve the savings can be balanced against the student’s qualifications for getting into the program of their choice.