College (Un)Affordability: Lowest Income Students Face Highest Cost Burdens at 2- and 4-Year Public Colleges in All 50 States, Even After Aid, New Analysis Finds

April 27, 2017
The Institute for College Access & Success

A sobering new analysis released by The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS) finds striking inequities in public college affordability, both within and across states. College Costs in Context: A State-by-State Look at College (Un)Affordability exposes the financial burdens that the actual costs of getting a public college education place on students at different income levels. While college costs are high relative to family incomes for most students in most states, the lowest income students face by far the most extreme and unrealistic financial expectations.