If you've spent even a little time looking at colleges, I'm sure you've asked yourself one important question: Can I afford this school? This is a great question that everyone should ask early on in the application process
One thing I will never tell students is to cross a school off their list solely because it's too expensive. Not only are there plenty of ways to get creative when paying for college, but you can also find readily available data that can be an indicator of the overall value of your investment at a certain college, taking you beyond just upfront cost and instead letting you focus on how that specific investment will pay off in the future. To help, here are a few financial tips to determine which schools might be a good fit.