One way to lower the college dropout rate is by providing extensive remediation and financial aid to students who struggle to stay in college. Another way is by restricting admission and financial aid to students who are prepared to handle the course work. 416 more words
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Taxpayers subsidize private elite universities at a rate that is ten times higher than that for public universities. Generous tax deduction policies are the reason for this imbalance, according to Robert Reich’s opinion piece, … 340 more words
Borrowing for college among high-income families increased from 24% to 50% over the last twenty years. Similar increases occurred among middle-income families.
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… A new Pew Research Center analysis of recently released government data finds that the increase in the rate of borrowing over the past two decades has been much greater among graduates from more affluent families than among those from low-income families.
Extraneous luxuries help drive up the cost of college. Matthew LeBar of The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) suggests that going à la carte would enable families to make wiser choices and curb rising costs. 286 more words