A study by the National Association of Scholars has found that tuition and fees at public colleges and universities have risen at a faster rate than inflation in the past decade, but that many students still struggle to afford it.
A study released Wednesday by the group found that the average student currently pays $10,764 a year for a four-year public college or university education.
That’s up nearly 20 percent from the past four years, according to the study, which was based on the 2015-2016 federal student aid data.
While the number of students paying more for college has dropped in recent years, the report noted that a lot of students have not benefitted from that decline.
In fact, the study found that only one in 10 students in the country currently qualifies for Pell Grants, the federal aid program for low-income students.
The average Pell Grant recipient was a 28-year-old African American woman, who received a $7,000 Pell grant, according the report.
“It’s a big challenge for a lot, but we’ve been working hard to bring awareness to the issue,” said NACS Vice President of Government Relations and Communications Rachel J. Dyer.
“A lot of people don’t realize how much more it costs to go to college.
They don’t know how much higher tuition they have to pay to get there.”
Dyer said that while there are some barriers to getting an affordable college education, it can be done, and that the study was a reminder to students that it’s not always the price you pay that matters.
“Students need to know that we can go to school, but you have to have the money to go there,” she said.
The study also found that students have to cover other costs like living expenses, transportation, books and supplies, as well as a $1,000 federal student loan that can be used to pay for college. “
If you’re not going to go because you can’t afford it, you don’t have to.”
The study also found that students have to cover other costs like living expenses, transportation, books and supplies, as well as a $1,000 federal student loan that can be used to pay for college.
“This report shows how much we can accomplish when we all come together,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a statement.
“We must make it easier for every American to get the college education they deserve.
I’m committed to fighting to make higher education a reality for every student and every family.”
A spokesperson for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), which provides data on the cost of college and how it is distributed, said that the report was “a wake-up call to all Americans who are struggling to make ends meet and have families that need help.”
“The cost of attendance is the single largest source of federal student loans,” said NCES Senior Policy Analyst Jennifer Miller.
“For students to graduate from college and enter the workforce, they need an income.
In many cases, they are not able to pay back their student loans, and this report shows that more than $6 trillion of student loans are outstanding.”
In addition to these cost factors, students will have to meet all of the other financial requirements required for their degree,” Miller said.
The report found that in 2016, for instance, the average price tag for tuition and tuition-related fees at four-week public colleges was $10.4 million, while in 2018, the figure was $11.9 million.
A higher percentage of students are now paying $15,000 to $20,000 a year more for tuition, according for the report, but the figures for the last four years are still much higher.
For example, the 2016-2017 federal aid data showed that the median tuition was $6,800 per year, and the average cost per year of tuition was just $1.23 million.
They’re paying for something else,” she told CBS News. “
They’re not paying for it.
They’re paying for something else,” she told CBS News.
You know, they want to go, but they’re just not able,” she added.