Saturday, April 6, 2013

Varsity Tutors Reveals the Real Cost of College in New Infographic

Resource Helps Parents & Students Better Understand the Breakdown of College Expenses and Make Informed Decisions

St. Louis, MO, April 06, 2013 – To empower parents and students during the college planning process, Varsity Tutors, a premier one-on-one academic tutoring and test prep provider, today released an infographic that highlights all the costs of pursuing higher education. Entitled, “The Real Cost of College,” the infographic breaks down the average estimated costs for enrollment, sources of financial aid and debt averages for full-time undergraduate students.

Student debt surpassed credit card debt in the United States for the first time in 2010. In 2012, the average college student left school owing $27,000 in student loans. These are just a few statistics that emphasize how important it is to understand all the expenses of college and identify potential funding opportunities while planning a student’s path to higher education.

“Now more than ever, it’s crucial that parents and students are aware of the total cost of a degree,” said Varsity Tutors founder and CEO Chuck Cohn. “As the cost of tuition continues to rise, students need to be vigilant about planning ahead and finding the best options for funding their education, not only to attend college in the first place, but also to graduate with an amount of debt they can manage.”

The infographic features key findings from the College Board Annual Survey of Colleges, including these telling statistics:

* The total annual expense of attending an in-state public four-year institution – tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other expenses – averages $22,261; while an out-of-state four-year public institution averages $35,312 and a private non-profit college or university averages $43,289 each year.

* $237 billion in financial aid was given during the 2012-13 school year; the average student received $13,218 in financial aid.

* 67 percent of 2009 college graduates are in debt with student loans.

The infographic also highlights the different types of financial aid available to students, from grants and scholarships to loans and work study programs. To learn more about the costs of higher education, view the full infographic at

In its continued effort to help students achieve academic excellence, Varsity Tutors recently launched a college scholarship program. The monthly merit-based scholarship, open to U.S. residents ages 16 and older, provides students with the opportunity to earn $1,000 toward their college tuition. The current submission period began on April 1st and will close on April 15th.

To learn more about the Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest and to view the official rules, visit

About Varsity Tutors;
Varsity Tutors is a premier private academic tutoring and test prep provider designed to help students at all levels of education achieve academic excellence. Varsity Tutors delivers in-home, personalized, one-on-one instruction in any subject from STEM to the humanities and customized preparation for all standardized exams, including ISEE, SSAT, SAT, ACT and graduate exams such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT.  Students from elementary to graduate school are expertly matched with an exceptional tutor who is best able to address their unique needs and goals. To ensure satisfaction and safety, only the highest caliber tutors are selected to join Varsity Tutors following a rigorous screening process. Varsity Tutors currently serves 19 cities nationwide and offers a variety of tutoring packages. Students and their families interested in learning more about Varsity Tutors should visit

Lindsey Read
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
937 408 9321

Embracing authentic experience in Mekong Delta, Luxury Travel Ltd. has launched the two day tour "An Authentic Experience at the Mekong Lodge”

Luxury Travel Ltd. has launched the two day tour "An Authentic Experience at the Mekong Lodge”

Hanoi, Vietnam, April 6, 2013 - This trip to Mekong will introduce travelers to an exciting experience, and a mix of natural, cultural and fun adventures, accentuated by exotic and off the beaten path places and Mekong lodge.

Luxury Travel Ltd. ( has served the luxury travel industry for many years, and their staff has acquired first-hand knowledge about the travel market. Their advisors have visited their recommended destinations, and have personally checked out the finest hotels, resorts, restaurants, unique experiential tours designed for discriminating travelers.

Travelers will stay in the most charming lodge and discover the complex maze of the Mekong Delta which is so unique and special, giving you an insight into life on the mighty river and its tributaries.

Cruising on the roof of a boat as the sun sets over distant coconut trees is truly remarkable experience and this authentic experience in the Mekong Delta is designed to let you discover life off the beaten path in Cai Be.

“This two day tour allows you to discover the exotic charm of Cai Be in Tien Giang Province. You will stay in the charming Mekong Lodge, taste the local cuisine, visit candy factories, see the daily life on the water, and talk with local people. You will have the option of walking, biking, cooking, boating to explore the floating market or doing nothing and simply enjoying a sunset cocktail on the banks of Mekong River. A 3 day tour program is available and also recommended. Please contact our luxury travel advisor for more details.” Said Tran Danh Nhan, Chief Branch of Luxury Travel Ltd. Saigon

The Mekong tour price starts from US$ 211 per person in a twin share and includes all transportation, boat trips, meals, entrance fees and the services of an English-speaking guide. The company offers 21 USD free voucher gift for any new booking with a mekonglux4lux secret code. This offer is valid until 30 September 2013.

About Luxury Travel Ltd.
Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC ( based in Hanoi with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in California, London, Paris, Montevideo and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent Guide Award 2012.

Linh Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444