Needham, MA October 16, 2013 - The conventional wisdom has always been that a college education is an investment that pays off later in greater career opportunities and higher compensation in comparison to those without an undergraduate degree. But with the rising cost of a four-year degree for tuition, room and board approaching a quarter of a million dollars, more parents and students are questioning the value. Jeff Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of "College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students" will be addressing this topic, "Choosing A College Based On Your Return on Investment" during a live video presentation at a CollegeWeekLive All Access online college admissions event on Thursday October 24th at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
Until recently, families had few options for making bottom-line comparisons among colleges when it comes to return on investment, or ROI. During his live streaming presentation, Jeff will share tools that are now available that allow students and their parents to compare colleges on measures such as graduation rates, debt at graduation and net price (the tuition paid after subtracting scholarships and grants).
On a similar theme, Laura H. Gilbert, PhD, author of the book, "Back to School for Grownups" will discuss "Three Skills to Minimize College Debt" during her live streaming video presentation at the CollegeWeekLive All Access virtual event. Other college admissions topics to be discussed during the full day event, which begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. EDT, include tips for campus visits, the importance of recommendation letters, and how to write a compelling college application essay. More than two hundred colleges will be participating in the event with admissions officers standing by, available to answer questions via chat. Students who chat with three or more colleges will be automatically be eligible for a drawing for a $5,000.00 Fall Into 5K scholarship provided by CollegeWeekLive.
Any student with access to an Internet connection will be able to participate in the no-cost event. To register at no cost, visit CollegeWeekLive. If you have questions, please contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com. To learn how your college or university can join CollegeWeekLive, call 800.828.8222 or email colleges(at)collegeweeklive(dot)com.
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