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Title:  Out-of-Pocket Net Price for College
Description: This Data Point uses data from four administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:2000, NPSAS:04, NPSAS:08, and NPSAS:12) to briefly present trends in out-of-pocket net price for college, the amount that students and their families must pay to attend college after subtracting grants, loans, work-study, and all other student aid from the total price of attendance. It also presents out-of-pocket net price by income levels for the most recent data available (2011-12). For comparability, findings are presented for undergraduates attending full time for a full year and also trends are presented separately for key institution types (public 2-year, public 4-year, private nonprofit 4-year, and for-profit institutions).
Online Availability:
Cover Date: April 2014
Web Release: April 15, 2014
Publication #: NCES 2014902
Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Laura Horn and Jonathan Paslov
Type of Product: Data Point
Survey/Program Areas: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Keywords:
Cost of higher education
Finance
Financing
Higher education
Students
Questions: For questions about the content of this Data Point, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
 
 
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