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ERIC Number: ED098869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul-10
Pages: 26
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The Cost of Higher Education: What Is It? Who Can Afford It? And More Questions.
Mustachio, James A.
This paper reviews the cost of higher education. Section one discusses the costs of higher education in light of the costs of college attendance, foregone income, incidental expenses, educational costs, cost differential, and total costs. The second section discusses who can afford and who is willing to pay the cost of higher education. Emphasis is placed on the issues of college accessibility and college finance, individual values and philosophical positions regarding the individual and higher education, and political activities both in educational institutions and in the government guaranteeing every high school graduate a tuition grant to cover the cost of higher education. This impact is discussed according to the lower, middle, and upper socio-economic group and the National Commission on the Financing of Postsecondary Education data and generalizations. Finally, the social factors that led to the American high school with its universal attendance are discussed in relation to their impact on higher educational attendance. These factors include democracy, industrialism, and professional education. (MJM)
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