A requirement that Yale undergraduates on financial aid pay up to $6,400 annually toward their education is coming under protest from students who argue it creates a divide along class lines and keeps them from participating more in campus life.
College is one of the biggest expenses facing families across New York and the nation. Politicians and educators are actively working to mitigate the financial impact of the high cost of tuition and resulting student debt.
The cost of a college education has been spiraling upward for years, to the point where some call it “a national crisis” — specifically, a debt crisis, expected to have, in the long-run, a negative effect on the U.S. economy.
College financial aid application deadlines are quickly approaching. As parents and students weigh their options, Vermont Democratic Congressman Peter Welch is working to make higher education more affordable. He was at the Community College of Vermont’s Winooski campus earlier this week to discuss his efforts and resources that could help ease the financial burden of a college education.
With high school students receiving their college acceptance letters and choosing their schools this spring, the next big question is how they’ll pay for their education. WAMC’s Sean McGuire has more on this issue.
Besides studying, it’s a time when students spend their savings on energy drinks from the gas station, a slice of pizza or order of wings for dinner, and for some, the alcohol they consume on weekends. But when it really comes down to it, fun money is nothing compared to the cost of tuition.