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Investing in College

A Guide for the Perplexed

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674030466

Publication Date: 12/15/2008


304 pages

5-1/8 x 7-15/16 inches

2 line illustrations; 6 tables


This is one of the most sensible guides to the college admissions process ever written, with a grasp of the money issues that no previous guide has had. Parents who worry about the rising price tag of college, who wonder what they are getting for their dollar, who want to know if College X is a better buy than College Y, will find Getz’s well-supported arguments and data wonderfully revealing. But beware: he proves that for some of these good questions, there are no good answers, unless you are clairvoyant and can predict exactly what your child will be doing ten years after securing that expensive degree.—Jay Mathews, author of Harvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You

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