Affordability: Family Incomes and Net Prices at Highly Selective Private Colleges and Universities
AbstractWorking from the financial aid records of individual students at 28 highly selective private colleges and universities, we were able to calculate both the price the low-income students at these schools actually pay for a year’s education,net of financial aid grants, and how the schools differentiate net price in recognition of their students’ different family incomes—their pricing policies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, Williams College in its series Williams Project on the Economics of Higher Education with number DP-66.
Length: 22 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2003
Date of revision: Jan 2004
Publication status: Published in Journal of Human Resources, Fall 2005, v. 40, iss. 4, pp. 769-90
Other versions of this item:
- Catharine B. Hill & Gordon C. Winston & Stephanie A. Boyd, 2005. "Affordability: Family Incomes and Net Prices at Highly Selective Private Colleges and Universities," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 40(4), pages 769-790.
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