ERIC Number: ED479156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
College Attendance Costs Vary and Result from Higher Tuition, Room, and Board. OPPAGA Information Brief.
Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
College students must pay for educational expenses and living costs. Educational expenses account for 18 to 25% of the cost of college attendance. The cost of attending college, as calculated by each institution, is used to determine a student's financial need and eligibility for financial aid. The cost of attendance varies among institutions, with some of this variance due to the methods used to calculate living costs. Regional differences also contribute to differences in costs. Since 1994-1995, the cost of attendance for Florida students has increased 5 to 10% after adjusting for inflation. This increase results from higher tuition and fees and from higher room and board costs. Florida's cost of attendance is higher than the national average for state universities, but Florida ranks below the national average in tuition and fees. Florida also ranks below the national average in tuition and fees at community colleges. An appendix discusses the definition of the total cost of attendance. (Contains 16 tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Housing, College Students, Higher Education, Paying for College, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Peer Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475. Tel: 800-531-2477 (Toll Free); Tel: 850-488-0021; Fax: 850-487-3804; Web site: http://www.oppaga.state.fl.us/.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Legislature, Tallahassee. Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability.
Identifiers - Location: Florida