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PEDAR: Executive Summary What Students Pay for College: Changes in Net Price of College Attendance Between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Introduction
Changes in Financial Aid Awards Between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Data Analyzed in This Study
Measures of Net Tuition and Net Price
Changes in Net Tuition and Net Price
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Tuition Changes
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes at Public Research and Doctoral Institutions
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes at Public Comprehensive and Baccalaureate Institutions
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes by Student Income Level
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Tuition Changes
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes at Private Not-for-Profit Research and Doctoral Institutions
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes at Private Not-for-Profit Comprehensive and Baccalaureate Institutions
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes by Student Income Level
Public 2-Year Colleges
Public 2-Year Colleges: Tuition Changes
Public 2-Year Colleges: Price Changes
Public 2-Year Colleges: Price Changes by Student Income Level
Conclusions
Research Methodology
References
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Executive Summary (PDF)
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Tuiton Changes

Tuition changes. Adjusting for inflation, between 1992–93 and 1999–2000 the average total tuition at public research and doctoral institutions increased from about $4,000 to $4,800.

After subtracting federal grants (net tuition 1), net tuition rose from about $3,500 to $4,200. However, when all grants were subtracted from tuition (net tuition 2), no increase was detected in net tuition amounts (about $3,000). Similar patterns were observed for public comprehensive and baccalaureate institutions: total tuition increased from about $2,900 to $3,400; net tuition 1 increased from about $2,300 to $2,700; but no difference was detected in net tuition 2 after all grants were subtracted (about $2,000).


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