Earlier this month, we reported on the launch of the CFPB’s new online tool for comparing college costs. The tool, which allows prospective students to compare the costs at up to three colleges at a time, was recently criticized  for overestimating the debt a student will incur.

Tony Pals, the communications director for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, has been quoted as saying that the tool “grossly overestimates the average yearly debt of students” and shows an amount of annual debt that “would be the total debt of students after 4 or 5 years of study.”… Continue Reading