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As Tuition Increased, So Did Grant Aid

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Tuition at many colleges has more than doubled in the last decade — but so has financial aid from grants and scholarships students don’t have to pay back. A graph from Planet Money shows the average student receives about $7,000 in grant money, an increase of more than 50 percent since 2001. There’s also a […]

Report Finds $32 Billion In Federal Aid Goes To For-Profit Universities

Two reports out this week tell us more about students borrowing to attend for-profit universities. The Consumerist writes a two-year investigation by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions released Monday revealed $32 billion in federal aid goes to for-profit schools each year. The report, entitled “The Failure to Safeguard the Federal Investment and Ensure […]

Five Ways Paying For College Has Changed In The Last Five Years

How the typical family paid for college in 2011-12.

Sallie Mae released its annual look at how America pays for college earlier this week. About 1,600 students and parents responded to a survey that asked about college costs and financing. The student loan lender started conducting the research in 2008. Here are five ways paying for college has changed in the last five years.

What Average Net Price By Income Can (And Can't) Tell Us About College Costs

Here’s a new tool Indiana families can use to help estimate the cost of college. The Federal Education Budget Project has added net price by income level to its database of U.S. colleges and universities. Clare McCann of Ed Money Watch explains: Net price by income level can be a valuable tool for potential students […]

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