Colleges continue to put price hikes burden on poorestThe Hechinger Report.
This includes the 100 higher education institutions whose leaders attended a widely publicised White House summit in January and promised to expand the opportunities for low-income students to go to college. In fact, the private universities in that group collectively raised what the poorest families pay by 10%, compared to 5% for wealthier students, according to the analysis by The Dallas Morning News and The Hechinger Report based on information the US Department of Education released this month covering 2008-09 to 2012-13, the most recent period available.
Not only did the White House-pledge schools raise their net prices faster for the poorest than for higher-income families on a percentage basis, the new figures show; nearly a third increased the actual dollar amount more quickly for their lowest-income than their higher-income students.
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