J. Craig Anderson performed a public service in his Dec. 7 article “College choices face a financial reality check.”

My only fear is that most of those reading it will already be in the midst of the admission and financial aid application process. His message needs to be heard by younger students and their parents as they begin and move through the college exploration and decison-making process.

Frank Burtnett, Ed.D.

author, “Bound-for-College Guidebook”

Springfield, Va., and Rockport