Chapter 1: Five National Trends
Chapter 2: State Policies for
Affordable Higher Education
Chapter 3: Questions and Answers
about Losing Ground
Chapter 4: 2002 Update for the States:
"A Dire Situation"
Chapter 5: Public Concerns about the
Price of College
Chapter 6: Taking Care of the
Table: Summary of state-sponsored prepaid tuition plans
Table: Summary of state-sponsored 529 plans
Chapter 7: Profiles of American
Appendix: State Trends
by NETView CommunicationsLast Updated on May 2, 2002
FIVE NATIONAL TRENDS
Increases in tuition have made colleges and universities less affordable for most American families.
Federal and state financial aid to students has not kept pace with increases in tuition.
More students and families at all income levels are borrowing more than ever before to pay for college.
The steepest increases in public college tuition have been imposed during times of greatest economic hardship.
State financial support of public higher education has increased, but tuition has increased more.