Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- No, Chinese investors aren't 'buying up Detroit' – but they do have an eye on the Motor City
- If Arizona's bill to discriminate surprises you, you won't believe what's legal in Michigan
- The average Michigan family needs $52,330 a year to 'make ends meet'
- Watch a time-lapse video of the ice forming on the Great Lakes
- What all the snow and ice will mean for Great Lakes water levels
Mon August 15, 2011
New federal mandate requires online aid estimators for colleges
A new federal mandate could make it easier for families to budget for college. Net price calculators will be required by all colleges and universities starting October 29th. At a minimum, net costs are based on a student’s income, how big their family is and their dependency status.
"It just allows a student to make a real, realistic comparison as to what the net price will be at one school versus another school," Williams said.
"The more information that we can make available to families about the availability of financial aid, the better it is," she said.
Schools can use their own system or the generic calculator provided by the federal government.
- Amelia Carpenter - Michigan Radio Newsroom