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More Than Tuition: Higher Education and the Social Safety Net

The plight of low-income students is increasingly well-documented, and the higher education community is slowly but surely paying more attention to these students’ needs. From setting up on-campus food pantries…

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More Than Tuition: Improving Financial Literacy

After colleges set their Cost of Attendance (COA), financially needy students often have to confront a difficult question: how much debt can they afford to take on? Cash-strapped students obviously don’t…

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More Than Tuition: How to Improve Cost of Attendance

Given the enormous complexity and competing incentives involved in setting an accurate COA, what, if anything, can be done to improve this important cornerstone to financial aid? Below we detail some recommendations that could help improve COA for today’s students.