If you've ever worked with a student and felt certain he/she was choosing to attend a four-year college for all the wrong reasons, this might be the tool you need to "talk them down."
I highlight the vastly differing sticker price of 3 local college options, and point out that these numbers only get more challenging when room & board or student loan interest are added to the equation.
Feel free to borrow this quote, whether you download my paper or not.
"I never worry about a choice a student makes with a full understanding of all the consequences. Unfortunately, with over a trillion dollars of student debt outstanding, 10% of those loan in default, and a much higher percentage not currently being paid, it seems that we as a nation may not be getting our students the information they need to make smart choices."