Tool Helps Low-Income Students Find ‘High-Value’ Schools

BARGAIN HUNTER: launched a tool to help students from low-income familes find “high-value” colleges in their state. Students from families that earn less than $48,000 a year—one-third of American families—enter their home state, test scores and estimates for how much they can contribute or borrow. The tool generates a list of public schools in their state and private schools nationwide that fit their budget. Users also see the estimated net price of a degree, graduation rates and average salaries for recent grads.

The schools listed are ones that Money has identified as excelling in educational quality and alumni success. Money launched the college search tool along with its annual list of best-value colleges.

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