We Can’t Afford to Price Middle-Class Families Out of College

Appears in: The Biden Forum

Sara Goldrick-Rab

November 14, 2019

“Unfortunately, while the new economics of college affects nearly everyone, the financial aid system badly misses the mark when it comes to providing help… While some colleges compete to lure the wealthy, the middle class is finding college increasingly unaffordable. This unmet financial need among the middle class is a relatively recent phenomenon resulting from decades-long middle-class wage stagnation coupled with increases in the price of college.”

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