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The cost of college is like the Great Wall of China, and nearly as imposing to high-school students and their families: one kept the Mongols from invading; the other is keeping students out of college: The Effects of the High Cost of College 80% of students who wanted to go to college but didn’t say it was the cost of tuition that kept them out. 2/3’s of college graduates said that cost was either extremely or very important in helping them decide where to go. Wealthy students are only 1¼ times more likely to go to college than low-income st... More
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It’s the dream scenario: moving from crowded college dorms and temporary roommates to a good job and a place of your own after graduation. But too often, graduation just means different roommates or moving back in with mom and dad. What’s causing student debt? Skyrocketing tuition (up 300% since 1990) Budget cuts to state and federal grant programs (Between 2008-2011, 43 states cut their higher education budgets) Reductions in – or the elimination of – state education tax breaks Increase in private and federal loans (35% of students took ou... More
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It’s been called the Black Hole of Transition – that spot where high school students enter but don’t come out again. It’s the transition to college. The Effects of Not Being Prepared for College 30% of high school graduates don’t go to college, but a ¼ of them wanted to. They just didn’t feel they had the grades to get in. Of the 70% of high school students who do go to college, 44% don’t graduate within six years. They’re struggling financially and academically. 40% of college freshmen take remedial cours... More
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