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Net price calculator
"In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), by October 29, 2011, each postsecondary institution that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs must post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances."
- IPEDS' Net Price Calculator Requirement
Columbia College provides this information through its Cougar Cost Calculator.
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) codes
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
The NCES (see Other Terms below) website describes IPEDS as "the primary source for data on colleges, universities and technical and vocational postsecondary institutions in the United States."
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) is part of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES). The National Center for Education Statistics "is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education."
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Last updated: 10/4/2011