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ResourcesDept. of Education Net Price Calculator
Intended for colleges, the Department of Education's Net Price Calculator requirement tool contains a wealth of information about how the government's official template is constructed.
This well-regarded site is chock full of information about financial aid. Its publisher, Mark Kantrowitz, is a nationally recognized expert on financial aid matters and is widely quoted in the media. Kantrowitz has also taken up the issue of how net price is defined in a policy paper which can be downloaded here.
Trends in College Pricing
If you're interested in understanding college pricing from every possible angle, this is the site for you. This companion site to the annual College Board report contains multiple graphs, charts and downloadable data tables for offline analysis.
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