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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 24: College Costs

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Table 24. Average net college price and average net tuition and fees (in 1999 constant dollars) for dependent full-time, full-year undergraduates, by type of institution and family income: 1989–90 and 1999–2000
 Average net priceAverage net tuition
College type and quartile1989–901999–20001989–901999–2000
Public 4-year
  Total$8,900$10,500$2,100$2,900
 Lowest quartile7,0007,8001,0001,300
 Lower middle quartile8,60010,2002,0002,600
 Upper middle quartile9,30011,5002,4003,500
 Highest quartile10,10012,2002,8004,100
Private not-for-profit 4-year
  Total$15,500$17,700$8,200$9,400
 Lowest quartile10,80012,0004,2004,700
 Lower middle quartile13,50016,0006,5007,800
 Upper middle quartile15,30017,7008,0009,300
 Highest quartile20,00022,40012,20013,600
NOTE: Net price is equal to tuition and fees, plus estimated cost of living expenses, minus all grants and loans received. Net tuition and fees is equal to tuition and fees minus total grants received. Dependent refers being financially dependent. Generally, all undergraduates under the age of 24 are considered dependents; for these students, the parents’ income and assets are the major considerations in determining the need for financial aid. For public 4-year institutions, 78.2 percent of full-time, full-year students enrolled were classified as dependents in 1989-90 and 78.4 percent were so classified in 1999-2000. For private 4-year institutions, 83.6 percent of full-time, full-year students enrolled were classified as dependents in 1989-90, and 82.2 in 1999-2000.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The Condition of Education 2004, based on National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), 1989-90 and 1999-2000; Wei, C.C., Li, X., and Berkner, L. (2004). A Decade of Undergraduate Student Aid: 1989-90 to 1999-2000, tables A-1.1, A-2.1, A-3.1, and A-4.1.

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