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Planning actions to pay for college in the U.S. 2018

Planning actions to pay for college in the U.S. in 2018

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Release date

August 2018


United States

Survey time period

April 20 to May 25, 2018

Number of respondents

767 respondents

Age group

18-24 years

Special properties

Parents and students in families who had a plan to pay for college

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible.
*Saved: Saved for college before attending
**Created budget: Created a budget that identified amounts we might use from savings, scholarships, financial aid, and/or loans
***Limited school choice: Parents gave child a bottom line figure and told child he/she couldn't choose anything that cost more than that
****Invested in skills: Invested in the student's skills/talents to increase the likelihood of winning scholarships
*****AP courses: Student enrolled in Advanced Placement courses or dual community college enrollment in high school to earn college credits
******Researched costs and financial aid: Researched college costs and financial aid eligibility.

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