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In every other aspect of his life, S18 is completely independent and self-motivated. But when it comes to college planning, it has been really hard to get him to do anything.
I mean, really, does the average kid need to go visit 5-10 schools? Was this really a thing 20 years ago? Does a kid need to apply to 10 (or more) schools?
So are you saying that kids are applying to more schools because of the rising cost of schools and the schools not being transparent about what need based aid and merit aid might be available or offered? Or that you have to apply to get an idea of what amount of aid might be offered? Sorry if I'm being obtuse.