For Immediate Release
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- The net cost to attend college for a median Black or Latinx household is about two times that of a White household, as a percentage of their household income;
- The state has not adequately funded higher education in recent decades. The state has continued to choose to either cut state aid or provide level funding for state public higher education, resulting in institutions shifting costs to students and families by raising tuition and fees; and,
- Many students turn to scholarships to help pay for their education. State scholarships, however, have also not been adequately funded, which forces students and families to turn to loans. As a result, students are graduating with increasing debt.
- 26,000 students of color;
- 13,000 part-time students;
- 35,000 female students; and,
- 25,000 students from low-income households making less than $30,000 annually.
- 44,000 students of color;
- 16,000 part-time students;
- 70,000 female students; and,
- 39,000 low-income students making less than $30,000 annually.
- Tuition-free community colleges would help approximately 60,000 students.
- Tuition-free public higher education would help approximately 181,000 students.