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Financing College

June 15, 2007 1 min read
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Eighty-six percent of high school guidance counselors are concerned about the amount of debt students take on to pay for college, says a study.

Almost all counselors—97 percent—believe that students and parents need a lot of advice before making decisions about student loans. Eighty percent of counselors believe they are at least “somewhat prepared” to discuss student-loan options with them.

The report, produced by the Alexandria, Va.-based National Association for College Admission Counseling, surveyed 1,508 high school guidance offices across the United States.

“Balancing Acts: How High School Counselors View Risks and Opportunities of Student Loans” is available from the National Association for College Admission Counseling .

A version of this article appeared in the June 20, 2007 edition of Education Week

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