New Cappex.com Study Shows What High School Counselors Want from College Admissions

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Be clear on tuition prices and financial aid, they say.

The counselor study is part of an ongoing Cappex initiative to dialog with counselors, students and college admissions departments and create helpful tools that address what they are telling us

New research from Cappex.com, a Web site that dramatically simplifies the college search process, shows that 65 percent of counselors want more clear financial information on colleges' Web sites this college search season.

In the current economic climate, money trumps all. The national survey of 260 counselors also indicates that 52 percent of counselors say they wanted easier access to merit aid scholarships.

"This is not surprising because in a student survey Cappex did last January, students indicated that financial aid, scholarships and tuition costs were also at the top of their lists," said Chris Long, president of Cappex.com. “College costs have risen to the top of college selection factors."

“The counselor study is part of an ongoing Cappex initiative to dialog with counselors, students and college admissions departments and create helpful tools that address what they are telling us,” Long said.

More details from the study can be found here.

Cappex.com (http://www.cappex.com ) - College search made simple - is a comprehensive college search and scholarship portal that helps students and parents make college decisions. In addition to college admission prediction tools like the “What Are My Chances?®" Calculator, Cappex.com allows parents and students to search $11 billion in merit scholarships offered by thousands of colleges across the U.S.

With more than 1.2 million student users, Cappex.com is the one trusted source to help students find their ideal college fit.

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