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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
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Tuition Changes

After adjusting for inflation, average total tuition at private not-for-profit research and doctoral institutions increased from about $16,300 in 1992–93 to about $19,700 in 1999–2000. Tuition levels still increased between the two periods after federal grants were subtracted (net tuition 1). However, after all grants were subtracted (net tuition 2), no change was detected in average net tuition levels (about $12,000). Tuition amounts for private not-for-profit comprehensive and baccalaureate institutions followed a similar pattern: average total tuition increased from about $12,300 to $14,000; net tuition increased from $11,500 to $13,200 after federal grants were subtracted; and no difference was detected in net tuition after all grants were subtracted (about $8,000).


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