Finance Cuts Threaten College Access Across USA

September 28th, 2011

Access and Funding in Public Higher Education—the 2011 National Survey
By Stephen G. Katsinas, The University of Alabama, Mark M. D’Amico, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Janice N. Friedel, Iowa State University
With Pell Grants cut, tuition rising at more the double the rate of inflation, and with state funding for both college budgets and student aid cut or stagnating, students and their families are being squeezed. Also squeezed in the protracted recession are funds for workforce development and lifelong learning that build economic competitiveness. These trends likely mean first, that college access is shrinking overall, and second, postsecondary education is able to meet less and less of marketable skills workers and the economy demands. Thus, our nation’s economic competitiveness is imperiled.

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3 Responses

  1. The recession has brought us nothing but trouble. We work and study hard but if this keeps on going, I don’t know what the future holds for students.

  2. I agree. What would happen to the education or worse the future of the students if all what is happening would continue the following years. I hope the next president or if the current president would remain, there would be solutions, better or effective solutions because I can’t imagine america to go on like this.

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  3. Chris P says:

    Someting needs to be done by the government before we go back to the days of only the rich being able to afford to go to college.

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