Making Informed Decisions: A Toolkit for Parents and Students


This toolkit was created to link students and parents to sources of information that can help them make an informed decision about their (child's) education.

Click on any of the five steps below to begin using the toolkit:

Deciding to Attend College

Picking the Right College

College Cost Information

Paying for College

General Information


For more information about NCPI research regarding college choice based on educational outcome, see About The Collegiate Results Survey.




Related Resources

Robert Zemsky's "A New Way To Look At Colleges: How To Discover The Reality Behind The Dream" (PDF File)

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