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Tuition is pricey, but applications could cost you too

Tuition is pricey, but applications could cost you too

Just mentioning college can evoke a wide range of emotions — excitement, fear, anxiety and giddiness. Regardless of how you feel about it, you’ve probably thought about the cost of attending your top-choice university. But current data shows that many students are asking another important question about college costs: Can I even afford to apply to all of my favorite schools? While many seniors focus on the cost of college itself, some were blindsided last fall by the rising cost of applications. Maine South High School (Park Ridge, Ill.) senior Jake Ritthamel had trouble choosing just a handful of universities to apply to a few months ago. “The fact that...

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