Increasingly, the media, parents and students, and policy-makers are asking how much students must pay to attend college after financial aid is taken into account. We present four ways to calculate net cost and we discuss the merits and drawbacks of each net cost calculation. The results suggest that college remains affordable for most students.
King, Jacqueline E. and Redd, Kenneth E.
"Net Cost: How Much Do Students Really Pay for College?,"
Journal of Student Financial Aid: Vol. 27
, Article 1.
Available at: http://publications.nasfaa.org/jsfa/vol27/iss3/1