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March 9, 2013

'College Costs & Enrollment for Low-Income Students'

A follow up to the recent posts on college costs:

College Costs & Enrollment for Low-Income Students, by Owen Zidar: According to data compiled by Avery & Hoxby, effective college costs are much lower for low income families at the most selective schools compared to other schools. Despite this fact, many low income students aren’t applying to the most selective schools and end up getting lower quality education and higher student debts on average. This outcome compounds a previously mentioned problem that many potentially high scoring students don’t take the SATs and don’t end up enrolling in college at all. …

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