Finding your best-fit school comes down to a number of factors, with academics, location and finances ranking pretty high on the list. With so much to consider, it can be easy to view colleges with a form of nearsightedness — that is, focusing on your time in college without thinking about your prospects after graduation. That, paired with the dramatically increasing cost of attendance at many schools, is why I urge families to seek not only their best-fit school in those three categories, but also to search for what's going to give them the best value for their money. Here are three things to consider when looking for a Best Value College.

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