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How To Calculate The Cost Of College: A Guide To Financial Aid Terms

For most students, figuring out where to go to college is closely linked with, "How am I gonna pay for it?" The answer — sort of — comes in lots of confusing terms and jargon.

Right now, students across the country are in the process of choosing where to go to college. For many, that decision is . But with no current standardization of these offers, letters look vastly different from one college to the next. They're often filled with confusing terms and jargon, and not all colleges define and calculate these terms

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