http://www.post-gazette.com/libercus/default/css/images/pg_logo.jpgWhen college costs rise, everyone is hurt. But the bigger price tag takes a particular toll on students from low-income families.
For them it means more than digging deeper to pay for higher education. It can mean opportunity lost, once and for all.
The College Board reports that the average cost of a year’s tuition, housing and meals in 2013-14 is $18,393 per student at a public college or university and $40,924 at a private institution. No wonder college students these days graduate with an average debt of $29,400. Read more...