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What does it take to get your child into college and how much does it cost? Jennifer Moses, an author and mom, describes the lengths and expenses she went to in order to help her twins get accepted to top-tier schools. Here’s the rundown:
|Army of SAT and ACT tutors||$125/week|
|Fees for standardized tests||$522|
|Cost of Applications||$1,133|
|Traveling costs to
visit prospective colleges
|College application counselor||$700|
The formula worked, and Jennifer’s children were able to get into the schools of their choice, but was it worth it? And is the system fair to less-advantaged families? Jennifer Moses, author of “Food and Whine: Confessions of a New Millennium Mom,” joins us to discuss the issue.
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