The Rising Price of Higher Education By William Trombley

The article reports on the rising costs of college education, high student loans and decreasing labor market in the U.S. According to the study of Rutgers University entitled "Chasing the American Dream," majority of the 444 graduates struggled in paying their student loans and credit cards...

increase in the costs of college education for middle-income students and their families

Though University financial services and low rates of delinquency place University students in a sounder position than many of their national counterparts, increasing costs of college education across the board make one thing clear: American students, sooner or later, will have to pay.

Making college cost less | The Economist

Paying for the rising costs of college education is a concern for nearly every student and family Whilst this is the most common method of funding college educationit is one that only the very rich or highly paid can afford to do withease. Even if there are 2 salaries most families find it difficult andwill require sacrifices, even more so if you have more than 1 child. Atbest most parents can only afford to contribute part of the costs ofcollege education out of current income. Additional sources of incomewill be required.

cost of higher education - PBS NewsHour

The FFWS will award close to 2,000 grants of $1000 to $5000 for the 2008-2009 school year and over 3,000 grants annually thereafter to eligible students. Grants are gifts and do not need to be repaid. These grants will be in addition to the state and federal grants that many students are already receiving. The purpose of the FFWS is to reduce financial barriers to college and to lighten the debt that most Wisconsin students incur during their college years. The grants come as a response to the gap created by decreased government aid and the increased costs of college education. The grants will be awarded through the University of Wisconsin System two and four year colleges and the Wisconsin Technical College System schools to eligible students.

The Average Cost of a U.S. College Education - US News


I came across that talks about the rise in the costs of a college education. While this is not news, the actual increase in costs–from tuition to housing to medical care to food–is quite unbelieveable. Just take a look at the chart below:There is really no escaping the high costs of college education, but there are ways to at least cut back on the annual increase of expenses. The best way, of course, is to try to look for aid offered by different government and non-government/private groups and organizations.