Tim Flesher, a guidance counselor at Fairland High School, said he has probably seen a third fewer college applicants this year than the same time last year.
"I don't know if the economy has anything to do with it or the threat of war," he
said."All those factors, I think, are going together to make it a little slow in terms of applying."
Higher price tags on college education aren't going to be appealing any time, but especially when families are strapped, Flesher
"If the money isn't there or there is less money, you're going to have less people going to school," he
said."Our economy is not in good shape, the stock market is not in good shape, and the domestic picture isn't very good.I certainly hope things turn around."
Nevertheless, determined students can find a way, Flesher
said.They may have to apply for more scholarships or other aid, but they can make it happen, he