Electronic arts student's video ranks among best in nation
Brian Schwabauer, sophomore electronic arts student at Missouri State University, produced one of the top three scoring videos in the nation explaining net price calculators and their value. This contest was held by the U.S. Department of Education, and Schwabauer, along with two others, were selected to win a $1,500 prize.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Brian Schwabauer, sophomore electronic arts student at Missouri State University, produced one of the top three scoring videos in the nation explaining net price calculators and their value. This contest was held by the U.S. Department of Education, and Schwabauer, along with two others, were selected to win a $1,500 prize.
Each year, millions of students face the challenge of choosing a college – and how to afford it is increasingly daunting for families. The Department of Education has tasked students to focus on institutions’ “net price” and spreading awareness of net price calculators, a key tool that can assist parents and students in researching the cost of higher education. Net price calculators go beyond an institution’s “sticker price,” factoring in grants and scholarship aid to give families a better sense of how much they would actually pay to attend a specific school.
The other winners are:
Michael Kirby from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va. ( watch the video ) David DeMesquita from Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif. ( watch the video ) The Department of Education plans to use these videos to broaden awareness of net price calculators among students and will continue outreach efforts to several stakeholder groups, organizations, college counselors and student body leaders. In addition, every title IV institution is now required to have a net price calculator on their website, and the Department of Education has proactively linked to each school’s net price calculator from its College Navigator site, which contains a wealth of consumer information. ( See the Missouri State net price calculator online. )
The challenge is part of a broader Administration effort to address the rising cost of college and the struggles families face paying for higher education. The Department of Education hopes that by providing key consumer data like net price, families will have a better sense of what they can afford and will be empowered to make smart decisions about where to invest and enroll for college.
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