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Document Number: 4823

Getting Ready to Pay for College: What Students and Their Parents Know About the Cost of College Tuition and What They Are Doing to Find Out - Families often overestimate the cost of college tuition at four-year public institutions, according to this study. The study also found that the failure of some families to research the cost of higher education can discourage students from preparing for college. (Laura J. Horn and Xianglei Chen, MPR Associates, Inc. & Chris Chapman, National Center for Education Statistics, September 2003)...

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