Why are the college costs in DecidED different from the college website and/or my award letter?
DecidED tries to provide the most up to date college cost information we can, but the costs included on your award letter are likely more accurate. When we scan your award letter, we only scan for college awards, not costs, because of how inconsistently colleges may present those costs from letter to letter. For costs, we use data collected from colleges through surveys that often lag behind the most up to date cost numbers on college websites. Additionally, all cost numbers presented on the college website are estimates that can change. Always refer to your letter for the most up to date cost, and don’t hesitate to reach out to DecidED with help if you have a question about your letter.