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Most people know about the high cost of college, from skyrocketing tuition (up 300% since 1990) and high-interest loans (tripled since 1999), but there are two areas where they remain a little vague: the cost to get into college and extra fees once their student is in:
The Cost of College Prep
At these prices, it’s easy to see why college prep has long been considered a “rich man’s game.” Students from wealthier families typically get better SAT scores and earn admission to better colleges. Of course, preparing for college isn’t the only unforeseen expense. Once students get in, they encounter plenty of college fees and costs they didn’t count on.
Unexpected College Fees and Expenses
Families often set aside money for library fees, lab fees, even parking fees, but often fail to remember:
These are just the likely expenses you’ll face, but what if your student wants to spend a semester studying abroad, join a fraternity or sorority, or buy college sweatshirts and pennants?
College Prep at a Reasonable Cost
RSC addresses the problems of paying too much for college prep and SAT and ACT materials by keeping our prices affordable. We bundle our services into one comprehensive package that keeps our expenses – and your costs – low.
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