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Is College Affordable? In Search of a Meaningful Definition

Published Jul 2012
ihep
focus area Affordability & Need-Based Aid

Examines college affordability according to college costs and risks, particularly for students who rely on financial aid; draws lessons from housing and health care affordability

The report, Is College Affordable? In Search of a Meaningful Definition, first reviews lessons to be learned from approaches to housing and health care affordability. It then examines the costs and risks that are associated with postsecondary education, which are greatest for students whose families are unable to provide significant financial assistance.