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New "College Scorecard" Announced

By February 13, 2013

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Hopefully, you were able to watch President Obama's State of the Union address last night. Because even if you didn't need to watch it for class, there was some important information that can affect other areas of your (college) life.

One of the education initiatives announced was the creation of a "College Scorecard" by the U.S. Department of Education's College Affordability and Transparency Center. The card can "make it easier for you to search for a college that is a good fit for you. You can use the College Scorecard to find out more about a college's affordability and value so you can make more informed decisions about which college to attend."

Whether you're happy with your school or considering transferring, this can be a great resource for students wanting to, in the words of the president, get the most bang for their educational buck. The (pretty cool) interactive graphic helps you narrow down schools by topics like Campus Setting, Awards Offered, Degree & Major, Size, and Zip Code -- among others.

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