Think Tank Demos says states need more need-based aid than merit aid

lozadad April 12, 2012 0


A recent report by the think tank Demos entitled, “The Great Cost Shift: How Higher Education Cuts Undermine the Future Middle Class,” says that over a same 20-year period, tuition-and-fee prices of a four-year education at a public-college increased 116 percent. The report recommends that states reform their tax systems to make more money available for higher education, that they direct money to need-based aid rather than merit aid, and that they make college completion a goal of their spending.

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