College Tuition Becoming Unnaffordable

[Report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education] found, published college tuition and fees increased 439 percent from 1982 to 2007 while median family income rose 147 percent. Student borrowing has more than doubled in the last decade, and students from lower-income families, on average, get smaller grants from the colleges they attend than students from more affluent families.


“The middle class has been financing it through debt,” he said. “The scenario has been that families that have a history of sending kids to college will do whatever if takes, even if that means a huge amount of debt.”


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 College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Lewin, Tamar (12/02/2008), College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S., Retrieved on 2015-03-08
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