Research Guide: Education Costs

Finding Articles

A wealth of articles and books have been published documenting the skyrocketing costs of higher education. Some keywords for this topic include:

"higher education" AND cost
"higher education" AND "student debt"
"higher education" AND funding
"higher education" AND "financial aid"
college AND tuition
college AND "student costs"
"paying for college"
costs AND "access to higher education"



You can also try searching for these terms in Education Full Text.

Background Information

The following books provide background information for beginning research on the costs of higher education.

  • Financing Higher Education Worldwide: Who Pays? Who Should Pay?
  • Fourth Floor, LB 2341.98 J 64 2010
  • Why Public Higher Education Should be Free: How to Decrease Cost and Increase Quality at American Universities 
  • Read Online
  • Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education
  • Fourth Floor, LB 2342. F 34 2016
  • What's Happening to Public Higher Education? The Shifting Financial Burden
  • Floor 4, LB 2328.62 U 6 W 43 2007
  • Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream
  • Floor 4, LC 173. M 48 2014
  • College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students
  • Floor 4, LA 227.4 S 46 2013

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