Archive for June 4th, 2013

Too Many Private Colleges Play The Merit Aid Game

June 4th, 2013

Higher Ed Watch  

As Higher Ed Watch reported this week, only a small number of private colleges are using their financial aid resources to make college more accessible and affordable for the neediest students. Instead, most are charging students with family incomes of $30,000 or less a net price exceeding $10,000. The news is much better in the public higher education sector. Two-thirds of public four-year colleges continue to enroll a substantial share of low-income students and charge them a manageable net price. However, the data also raise some major red flags. [Full Article]