What colleges do to confuse you about financial aid

SocratesPost is always on the frontlines scouring the news for relevant updates in the college admissions landscape. We look for anything that can help shape our understanding of the latest trends in admissions and help our readers see the direction in which we’re moving.

Questions we explored this week:

  • True or false? U.S. colleges admit most applicants.
  • What is “opportunity hoarding” and how are parents using it to help their kids get into college?
  • What do colleges do to confuse students about financial aid packages?

April 9, 2019 — True. Despite the headlines focusing on lower-than-ever college acceptance rates, the majority of U.S. colleges accepts most of their applicants.
According to a Pew Research study, on...

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