The College Affordability Crisis

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Laurie Collier Hillstromauthor

Laurie Collier Hillstrom is an independent scholar based in Brighton, MI. She is author or editor of more than 40 books in the areas of U.S. history and politics, biography, and current events.

The College Affordability Crisis

20201031

ABC-CLIO

Pages 168
Topics College Experience;Universities;Trump Administration;Student Loans;Student Loan Services;Student Debt;Scholarships;Sallie Mae;Obama Administration;Higher Education;For-Profit Colleges;Colleges;Current Events and Issues: Education;Economics: Policy

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The College Affordability Crisis

Author(s): Hillstrom, Laurie;
Contributors: Hillstrom, Laurie;
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This volume provides a comprehensive and evenhanded overview of the escalating college affordability crisis in the United States. It explains how higher education became so expensive and explores the implications of high college loan debt for students and American society.

The 21st Century Turning Point series is a one-stop resource for understanding the people and events changing America today. Each volume provides readers with a clear, authoritative, and unbiased understanding of a single issue or event that is driving national debate about our country's leaders, institutions, values, and priorities.

This particular volume is devoted to the issue of the rising cost of higher education in the United States. The expense of pursuing a college degree has become so high for so many students, in fact, that the country is experiencing what many educators, economists, parents, and students describe as a college affordability crisis. This work provides an accessible, accurate account of the factors driving this trend, including dramatic reductions in higher education spending by states; for-profit colleges; predatory, unscrupulous, and lightly regulated student loan service companies; and spiraling spending by colleges and universities competing to attract students.


  • Entries devoted to specific events and milestones related to the student loan crisis
  • Biographical profiles of important lawmakers, public officials, and reformers
  • Essays that explore the lasting impact of the college affordability crisis on students, families, institutions of higher education, and American society as a whole
  • Annotated bibliography of sources for further study

SortTitle: college affordability crisis
Keyword(s): College Experience; Universities; Trump Administration; Student Loans; Student Loan Services; Student Debt; Scholarships; Sallie Mae; Obama Administration; Higher Education; For-Profit Colleges; Colleges; Current Events and Issues: Education; Economics: Policy
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Laurie Collier Hillstromauthor

Laurie Collier Hillstrom is an independent scholar based in Brighton, MI. She is author or editor of more than 40 books in the areas of U.S. history and politics, biography, and current events.

eISBN-13: 9781440877247
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440877230
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 168
Publication Date: 20201031
Series: 21st-Century Turning Points