ERIC Number: ED237133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Low Tuition Factbook: Eight Basic Facts about Tuition and Educational Opportunity.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Drawing data from both governmental and nongovernmental sources, this pamphlet makes the case that many people are now excluded from postsecondary education because of increasing tuition and other student charges at state and community colleges. Eight facts concerning tuition and college-going rates are documented: (1) the percentage of high school graduates going to college is generally lower in states with high tuition; (2) the percentage of veterans receiving benefits under the G.I. Bill who go to any college has generally been low in states with high tuition; (3) many students at public colleges have parents who can provide little or no financial assistance and must earn a substantial part of their college expenses; (4) most Americans, including the great majority of minority and working class students, are dependent on low-tuition public colleges for an education; (5) lowering tuition increases the number of students going on to college; (6) students from low-income families are more likely to go to college when tuition is reduced; (7) very few families have adequate funds to meet college costs; and (8) current federal and state student aid programs are not adequate to meet the needs of students from either lower-income or middle-income families. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.