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Ginder, Scott; Mason, Marcinda – National Center for Education Statistics, 2012
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) has long collected and reported data on tuition, required fees, and room and board charges for first-time, full-time undergraduate (FTFTUG) students. These charges, along with other miscellaneous expenses, constitute what is known as the "published price of attendance" or the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Full Time Students, Novices
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2011
In making decisions about college, it is essential that students and parents focus on net price, which is the dollar amount that must be paid after subtracting financial assistance from cost of attendance. A net price calculator is one of two financial aid tools designed to provide students and parents with accurate and timely information about…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, Computation, Decision Making
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2009
Presented in this paper are the top 10 issues most likely to affect public higher education across the 50 states in 2009, in the view of the state policy analysis and research staff at American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). While numerous topics shape state higher education policy, each affecting the issues of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Colleges, Policy Analysis, Tuition
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2009
A year ago, the U.S. experienced the first symptoms of economic unrest--a sharp spike in fuel prices, rising costs and rising debt, and a jump in foreclosures. Between May and June 2008, unemployment rose a half-point to 5.5 percent and 49,000 jobs were lost. American higher education has been on a collision course with financial reality for more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Opportunities, Unemployment, Economic Climate