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ERIC Number: ED536278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 124
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Net Tuition Trends in the United States
Gillen, Andrew; Coleman, James; Zhong, Hans
Center for College Affordability and Productivity (NJ1)
This report documents the latest trends in net tuition for American higher education. Affordability has become a topic of concern for many, but there is a lack of information on the relevant concepts of tuition, primarily published vs. net. This report seeks to shed light on this topic. While few doubt that published tuition rates (sticker price) have been increasing at alarming rates, it is often argued that "net tuition," or the out of pocket expense, for students is much lower because of financial aid. This report shows that with few exceptions, financial aid has not increased sufficiently to offset increases in published tuition. In other words, the net tuition paid by students is higher now than it was five years ago. (Contains 8 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP)
Identifiers - Location: United States