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The Cost of College

The following information on student debt is intended to provide context for the conversation about this important issue, particularly with respect to AAU institutions.
The current landscape is a ravaged one for America’s public universities and colleges.
The member institutions of AAU, share a commitment to the highest quality education possible and to make it affordable through a range of cost-savings measures, substantial institutional financial aid programs for low-and middle-income students, and creative use of technology.
The Association of American Universities (AAU), the association of 60 leading U.S. research universities, calls on presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to promote policies that foster innovation, enhance college affordability, attract and retain top international talent, and make the federal investments in research and higher education more efficient.
Higher education associations offer comments regarding borrower defenses to repayment that was published in the Federal Register on June 16, 2016.
Do federal tuition grants and subsidized loans help students afford college, or do they simply encourage colleges and universities to raise tuition? Robert Archibald and David Feldman research the answers to these questions.
The following testimony is for the record submitted to the United States Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on Higher Education and the Tax Code.
Higher education is one of the most competitive industries in the United States. Yet there is virtually no acknowledgment of that reality in the rapidly escalating demands for greater regulation.
The following article is about "The True Cost of College."
Report on rising college prices, stagnating incomes, and diminished asset values leading to perception that college is "unaffordable" for more and more people.