It’s recession, and the impact it will have on the states’ ability to pay their share, which could be at least a third and perhaps up to 50% of the total cost. “Plans released by Mr. Biden, Ms. Warren, and the other candidates overlook the central role of the economy in college affordability. Unfortunately, recessions are inevitable. Unless we find a way to help states weather them, they will slash college budgets and drive up tuition rates, as they have time and time again.” Read more from The New York Times.
PERSPECTIVES: ‘Free’ College Tuition Plans Don’t Factor In This Issue
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