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Title: What High Schoolers and Their Parents Know About Public 4-Year Tuition and Fees in Their State
Description: This Statistics in Brief describes high school student perceptions of the cost of college using data from the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09). The analyses examine the accuracy of students' and parents' estimates of public 4-year college tuition and mandatory fees in their states by comparing their estimates with actual tuition and fee amounts obtained from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The report also examines students' perceptions about college affordability and their plans to enroll in college.
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Cover Date: September 2018
Web Release: October 10, 2018
Publication #: NCES 2019404
Center/Program: NCES
Type of Product: Statistics in Brief
Survey/Program Areas: High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09)
Cost of Higher Education
High School
Higher Education
Postsecondary Education
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistics in Brief, please contact:
Elise Christopher.