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Use MONEY’s database of high-value colleges to create your own shortlist. Pick at least one factor, such as location, test scores, or major, to find schools that fit your needs. Then re-rank your colleges based on how important financial aid and postgraduate earnings are to you. See your list change as you make new selections.

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        How important will need-based financial aid be for your family?

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        How important will merit aid and academic scholarships be?

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        How important is it that you graduate with little or no student debt?

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        How important is it that the college helps you land a high-paying job?

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