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Why Does College Cost So Much?

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

College tuition has risen more rapidly than overall inflation for much of the past century, and in recent years this growth has accelerated. The rhetoric of crisis now permeates public discussion of ... More


Outside Financial Aid

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

in Why Does College Cost So Much?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses financial aid granted by entities other than the institution the student attends. Federal financial aid has played an important role. The chapter begins with a brief history of ... More


Financial Aid Policy

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

in Why Does College Cost So Much?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Despite ample evidence that changes in net tuition do affect the college going decisions of students, there is scant evidence that increases in federal need-based financial aid actually have ... More


Using Aid Instruments More Coherently: Grants and Loans

Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo

in The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the transfer of financial aid through the use of the instruments of grants and loans or their combination. It suggests that the provision of aid is hard to justify because loans ... More


Federal and State Financial Aid during the Great Recession

Eric Bettinger and Betsy Williams

in How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226201832
eISBN:
9780226201979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201979.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

During the Great Recession, the maximum federal Pell award grew over 32 percent in three years, the fastest rate in its history. Our research examines how states’ need-based financial aid policies ... More


A Few Final Observations

Robert B. Archibald and David H. Feldman

in Why Does College Cost So Much?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199744503
eISBN:
9780199866168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744503.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter develops two themes that follow from our aerial view of higher education. First, we need to ratchet down the rhetoric that dominates current discussion of higher education. Phrases such ... More


The Financial Crisis and College Enrollment: How Have Students and Their Families Responded?

Bridget Terry Long

in How the Financial Crisis and Great Recession Affected Higher Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226201832
eISBN:
9780226201979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201979.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This paper explores how the Great Recession affected college enrollment and costs to families. As with past recessions, reductions in income and increases in tuition prices could have had negative ... More


Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Parker Shipton

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This book brings a variety of perspectives—cultural, economic, political, and religious-philosophical—and years of field experience to this study about people who borrow and lend in the interior of ... More


Tax Benefits for College Attendance

Susan Dynarski and Judith Scott-Clayton

in The Economics of Tax Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190619725
eISBN:
9780190619756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190619725.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

National efforts to promote college enrollment are increasingly delivered through tax-based assistance, including tax credits and deductions for tuition and fees, tax-advantaged college savings ... More


Context for Credit: A Setting at the Source of the Nile

Parker Shipton

in Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the central context of the study—the setting in equatorial Africa, and the Luo-speaking and other people who live in it. Luo people gain their main livelihood from cultivation ... More


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