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Making College Pay by Beth Akers
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May 18, 2021 | ISBN 9780593400036 | 292 Minutes

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“A handy, brief, readable guide to selecting a college worth the cost . . . One of the most prominent voices in the student-debt debate . . . steps back from that debate to tell us how the current higher-ed system works and how students can navigate it. Her advice is invaluable, and students and parents should take heed.”National Review

“Written as a how-to guide for prospective college students to navigate risk-return tradeoffs as they pursue education beyond high school . . . But the book should also prompt the rest of us to reconsider how we talk about higher education.”Forbes

“The high cost of college is one of those worries that keep students and parents up at night. If you’re one of them, Making College Pay will help you sleep a bit easier by showing that a college degree is one of the safest, smartest investments you can make in your future, or your child’s. Full of easy-to-understand advice grounded in deep expertise and research, this is the rare book that will appeal to both parents and policy wonks alike.”—Martin West, William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Education, Harvard University

“In practical terms, choosing to attend college and deciding how to pay for it can literally be a million-dollar investment decision. No aspiring student or parent should make such decisions without the wisdom found in Making College Pay.”—Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr., president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana

“Choosing a college and deciding how to pay for it are two of the biggest financial decisions of a lifetime. Too many people don’t understand their choices and make bad decisions as a result. This book is the cure for that problem. Avoiding the ‘on the one hand . . .’ vice of many economists, Beth Akers offers a jargon-free, clearly written, and well-reasoned guide with very practical advice for young people and their parents about these important choices.”—David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution, and New York Times bestselling author of In Fed We Trust and Red Ink

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