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     Darlington School – Rome, Georgia

    • Coeducational, college-preparatory school for students in pre-K through grade 12, with boarding in grades 9-12.
    • 95% of Darlington alumni graduate from college on time or early.
    • In the past 5 years, Darlington seniors have been awarded over $29.7 million in college scholarships, not including HOPE
    • The 135 members of the Class of 2012 were accepted to 181 different colleges and universities and attended 74 institutions in 24 states; Washington, D.C.; and Canada.
    • In 2012, 173 Darlington students took a total of 392 AP Exams, and 80.3% of these exams scored 3 or higher. Nationally, the average number of exams scoring 3 or higher is only 61%.
    • Darlington’s student body represents 43 countries and 14 states

Determining the Total Cost of College

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Consider the out-of-pocket cost (cost of attendance minus any scholarships or grants) as opposed to net cost (cost of attendance minus the financial aid package) when evaluating college costs. Net cost includes loans, which need to be repaid, usually with interest, while out-of-pocket cost tells you how much the college is really going to cost you and your family. All colleges must now provide a net price calculator on their web sites. These calculators estimate the out-of-pocket cost. Some calculators may highlight a net cost figure in addition to a net price figure; don’t confuse the two. There may be differences in accuracy from college to college. Net price calculators can be used to evaluate whether a college is inside or outside the ballpark of affordability, but the results for different colleges may not be comparable.
(Excerpt from Fastweb.com)

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