Prom Planning Beats College Cost Planning

<p>"About half of senior girls (58%) shopped for two or more weeks to pick out their dream dress for prom and half of senior boys spent two or more two weeks deciding whom to ask for the big event. But when it comes to college, nearly half (43%) of high school seniors spent less than five hours learning how to pay for it.</p>

<p>The survey indicates that most girls (60%) expect to spend $200 or less for their dress and most boys (47%) saved $200 or less for their prom expenses—a fraction of the average $17,000 price tag for college . . ."</p>

<p>Sallie</a> Mae Survey Reveals High School Seniors Spend More Time Planning for Prom Than Financial Planning for College | Business Wire</p>