We are delighted to support Family Action Network as they welcome popular New York Times "Your Money" columnist Ron Lieber. In his new book, The Price You Pay for College, Lieber offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your place.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.
AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of The Price You Pay for College from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Lieber that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS will appear in red font at the top of your email receipt.
About the Book: Sending a teenager to a flagship state university for four years of on-campus living costs more than $100,000 in many parts of the United States. Meanwhile, many families of freshmen attending selective private colleges will spend triple — over $300,000. With the same passion, smarts, and humor that infuse his hugely popular personal finance column, Lieber offers a much-needed roadmap to help families navigate this difficult and often confusing journey that has only been compounded by a global pandemic and the resulting chaos in higher education.
Lieber begins by explaining who pays what and why and how the financial aid system got so complicated. He also pulls the curtain back on merit aid, an entirely new form of discounting that most colleges now use to compete with peers.
While price is essential, value is paramount. So what is worth paying extra for, and how do you know when it exists in abundance at any particular school? Is a small college better than a big one? Who actually does the teaching? And how has – and should -- the global pandemic changed the definition of what it means to get your money’s worth out of an undergraduate education?
About the Author: Ron Lieber is the "Your Money" columnist for The New York Times. Before joining The Times in 2008, he wrote The Wall Street Journal's "Green Thumb" personal finance column, was part of the start-up team at the paper's "Personal Journal" section, and worked at Fortune and Fast Company magazines. He is the author or co-author of three books, including The New York Times bestseller Taking Time Off. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, fellow New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, and their daughter.
The hugely popular New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling The Opposite of Spoiled offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college.