What is "Affordable" for 21st Century Students? Examining Net Price Through a Student Lens

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Room 1 AB (San Diego Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Advocacy
Subcategories: Research & Data Analysis Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
This session presents findings from new research comparing institutional net price data from approximately 4,000 colleges and universities to the dollar amounts that a group of economically-diverse students should be expected to pay, based on Lumina Foundation’s Affordability Benchmark. These findings provide a closer look at how and why net price differs within and among institutions, as well as portraits of who can and cannot afford to enroll. This session is designed to stimulate discussion for financial aid administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders looking to help students who are struggling to pay for college while addressing broader college affordability challenges.
Charlotte Etier (NASFAA)
Jamey Rorison (Institute for Higher Education Policy)
Alain Poutré (Institute for Higher Education Policy)