The popular New York Times "Your Money" columnist Ron Lieber offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college.
Sending a teenager to a flagship state university for four years of on-campus living costs more than $100,000 in many parts of the United States. Meanwhile, many families of freshmen attending selective private colleges will spend triple — over $300,000. With the same passion, smarts, and humor that infuse his hugely popular personal finance column, Lieber offers a much-needed roadmap to help families navigate this difficult and often confusing journey that has only been compounded by a global pandemic and the resulting chaos in higher education.
Lieber begins by explaining who pays what and why and how the financial aid system got so complicated. He also pulls the curtain back on merit aid, an entirely new form of discounting that most colleges now use to compete with peers.
Mr. Lieber will be interviewed by Lauren Rivera, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. She is the author of Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and our YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of "The Price You Pay for College" from FAN's partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Lieber that will start immediately after the webinar. Copy and paste this link to purchase the book: https://www.thebookstall.com/event/price-you-pay-college-entirely-new-road-map-biggest-financial-decision-your-family-will-ever
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