ASA: Money Saving Mondays: College Costs

Congratulations, your’e in! Now make sure you ask the right questions about what it really costs. Along with melting snow and the promise of tulips sprouting from the ground - springtime marks an exciting time for students: Gearing up for college. Those acceptance letters are rolling in -- but that also means dissecting the financial side of college planning and understanding what it’s really going to cost students and their families.

“My dream job is making medicine to help people’’ is how Said Nejmi explains his motivation for enrolling at Quincy College outside Boston, where he plans to study biotechnology. With three kids at home and a wife also going to college, financial aid is key.

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