New system to allow students to calculate cost of higher education


West Virginia colleges and universities now have a new high-tech tool to help prospective students calculate college costs before they even apply, reports the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Concord University and Bluefield State College are two of the 13 schools statewide now using Net Price Calculators, a technology that estimates merit and need-based aid. The calculator allows students to see an estimate of how much they will have to pay for college by subtracting how much money they are eligible for through scholarships from the college’s published cost of attendance. Debbie Turner, director of Financial Aid at Concord University, said the school’s calculator will go live early in the summer…

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