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Your Call: How are students paying for college?


On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation about the underlying reasons for the rising cost of higher education. According to the College Board, over the past 30 years, average tuition at a four-year public college has risen by more than 250 percent, while family income has gone up only 16 percent. So how are families and students paying for college? What role should the federal government play to make college affordable? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.  


John Thelin, professor of educational policy studies at the University of Kentucky and author of The Rising Costs of Higher Education: A Reference Handbook

Melanie Corrigan, director of National Initiatives, at the American Council on Education (ACE)

Yara Mowafy, student at George Mason University and founder of the student meal assistance fund

Web Resources:

Inside Higher Ed: Bumpy Road to Reforming College

Policy Mic: Oregon and Tennessee Have a Bold Plan That Could Radically Change Higher Education

NPR: How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: High Cost of Education Forcing Colleges, Students to Make Difficult Decisions