KYW Regional Affairs Council – Mar. 2011

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(The main campus of Penn State University.)

Part 1: Why Is College So Expensive?

A college education has become the second-costliest purchase most families will make. What makes it so expensive?


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Part 2: Private vs. Public Colleges

The cost of college can vary widely between low-priced community colleges and elite private universities. What do students at each kind of school get for their tuition dollar?


College graduate Rob Vassallo is working to pay off $27,000 in student loans.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

Part 3: Is College Worth It?

The cost of college is stressing parents and putting students into debt, but they continue to bear the burden because they’re convinced it is vital for the future.


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Part 4: How To Pay For College

If the price of milk had gone up at the same rate as the price of college tuition, you’d now be paying 15 dollars for a gallon of milk.


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