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  1. Roy Lotz Roy Lotz says:

    Soaring rhetoric about the value of hard work obscures the fact that family money has long been one of the best predictors of college success Among the so called developed nations the United States is uniue in many respects not least in higher education Whereas going to university is either free or uite cheap in most of Europe in America college can often be a serious financial burden Admittedly America also has many of the best universities in the world so perhaps the extra cost is justified for the small fraction of students who attend these elite institutions But costs are also high in public universities; indeed even our community colleges are expensive by European standardsThis book is not primarily concerned with why the cost is so high Instead sociologist Sara Goldrick Rab focuses her attention on how students go about paying for it To do this she conducted Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study in which she and her team followed 6000 low income students from 2008 onwards The study involved many surveys and much statistical work but also in depth interviews of selected students Her aim was to find out how the various forms of financial aid—grants loans work study—affect graduation rates With such a wealth of evidence Goldrick Rab can speak with uite a bit of authority about the challenges faced by low income studentsThe picture that emerges is of a complicated and often ineffective financial aid bureaucracy which allows too many low income students to fall through the gaps Much of this is due to financial aid being outpaced by the rising cost of college Consider the Pell Grant the primary economic subsidy provided by the federal government to low income students When it was passed into law in 1965 it covered 80% of an undergraduate degree Nowadays however a Pell Grant covers less than 13 of that price Meanwhile contributions by state governments have steadily dropped off leaving students with ever higher tuition costsFederal loans have arisen as a way to bridge the gap between the rising price of attending college and the decreasing purchasing power of grants Though better than private student loans even the federal loans cannot be discharged through bankruptcy To ualify the student must fill out a FAFSA application every year which determines what types of loans the student ualifies for how big a loan and the “expected family contribution”—the amount the government expect the student’s family to be able to payIn Goldrick Rab’s telling there are many ways in which this system fails One obvious difficulty is the expected family income Most obviously even if a student’s family has the available money they may not be willing to pay; and of course the government cannot force families to make the expected contribution What is the formulas used by the government to determine how much a student’s family can pay are not always realistic They do not account for the reality that rather than being financially supported by their families many students financially contribute to their families while they are studyingBasing financial aid on last year’s tax returns can also subject students to sudden shifts in their aid If a parent gets a new job for example a student may suddenly find that they no longer ualify for grants or subsidized loans and that their expected family contribution has drastically risen To take an example from my own life FAFSA also factors in whether a student has any siblings in college; and the graduation of a sibling can also cause a dramatic reduction in financial supportThe call for increased financial aid has sometimes been met with the response that students ought to work in university But this advice is misguided for a multitude of reasons For one students are already working a great deal But the days when students could pay their way through college by stacking boxes during the summers are long gone The students in this book did work often for long hours making the minimum wage of 725 an hour At that salary it is difficult to even make a significant dent in the cost of attending college the average debt of a graduating student is about 37000Working while in school presents other difficulties too Scheduling is an obvious example Most college classes are during normal work hours which forces many of the students in the study to work night shifts and weekends Time spent working is time spent not studying and often time spent not sleeping which hinders academic progress The reuirements on loans and grants only compound the problem of balancing work and study since many forms of financial aid reuire a minimum GPA and full time enrollment This can result in a double bind since if a student drops one class to focus on the others she may switch from full time to part time; and if she keeps all her classes her GPA may sufferThe Federal Work Study program provides financial assistance to students working on campus and according to Goldrick Rab is a beloved program However the rules for applying to the program are somewhat confusing Many students assume that acceptance into the program means that they will be given a job But this only means that they can start applying to jobs that are covered under the program Aside from this work study depends on the amount of funds and work available at a given moment and so has not proved to be a reliable way for most students to pay for collegeCollege is meant to be a stepping stone to a greater life But for many of the people in this book their time at university became a weight around their neck As low income students struggle to balance family jobs and study—negotiating a complex financial aid system that relies heavily on loans—they often found themselves unable to keep up with their classes and unable to pay for even basic living expenses Indeed since there is no university euivalent to subsidized school lunch programs many of the students were literally too hungry to focusWorst of all if a student decides that they cannot complete their studies then they do not only lose the opportunity of a degree they are saddled with debt without the job opportunities to pay it off As a result the decision to study in university carries considerable financial risk in the United States especially for low income students If a student succeeds in graduating they will have significantly better job opportunities than their peers; but if they fail they will be significantly worse off than their peers who did not even tryTo me it seems clear that the American system for funding higher education is not working Student debt is the fastest growing type of debt and the second highest private debt category in the country after house mortgages This was not true twenty years ago Collectively 15 trillion is owed by 45 million students—about 75% of America’s GDP Roughly one in ten students defaults on their loan payments within three years and unsurprisingly default rates are three times higher among students who did not complete their degrees When you consider that education has one of the highest returns on investment of any government expenditure our failure to support it is especially bafflingWhy has higher education become so outrageously expensive? I am still unclear on this and it is not the main focus of this book But we are not powerless to change it In so many other countries the decision to study in university is not nearly so fraught with financial peril Indeed the phrase “Student Debt” like “Medical Debt” is virtually unknown here in Spain Of course this is not an isolated problem Even if we fixed financial aid students from poorer neighborhoods would still be at intense disadvantages not least because American public schools are funded by property taxes and so reflect a neighborhood’s wealth But making higher education affordable and financially risk free would go a long way in bolstering the economy and widening opportunity


  2. Siria Siria says:

    I read this because although I'm teaching at an American institution right now I was an undergrad in a different country one with free tuition and felt I needed to know about how financial aid works in the US in order to better understand my students' situation It turns out that pretty much every teacher in higher ed regardless of background needs to read this book Goldrick Rab presents a damning indictment of the convoluted current system of FAFSA Pell Grants work study placements and so on which often serve to cushion those from wealthy backgrounds and to punish those from poor backgrounds for trying to succeed I gasped at the cruelty of the system in Milwaukee where a young woman who had lived her whole life with her mother in subsidised housing was told that she would be evicted for being a full time student; part time fine unemployed okay but full time and therefore graduating on time with less debt? No Rather than blaming Entitled Millennials Goldrick Rab points the finger suarely at a rigged systemFar too many American students are homeless far too many are going to class hungry far too many are failing classes because they're so exhausted from working long hours trying to pay for those classes in the first place For all the claims of American exceptionalism the USA lags far behind many other countries in college graduation rates and indeed in social mobility There's no one solution to all of these problems but Goldrick Rab rightly urges that colleges and the federal and state government at least start to recognise that they exist


  3. Jonna Higgins-Freese Jonna Higgins-Freese says:

    A few striking uotesfailure to complete does not reflect intellectual ability but rather an inability to pay 239too many students are dropping out of college because they cannot cover their rent utilities childcare gas or other critical basic needs 246debt is the symptom not the disease the real problem is that college is unaffordable 241the main barrier to college entry and completion is price 256She does not recommend expanding financial aid as we know it but reconceptualizing higher education as a public goodSuggests extending free and reduced lunch to colleges we recognize that students can't learn if they're hungry before they're 18 why do we think they can after that age?


  4. Mehrsa Mehrsa says:

    Really useful survey data and stats on student loans and how they affect students My impression after reading the book is that the system is a mess that students do not have the right information debt is psychologically and emotionally destructive and yet it's really important that student loans be available and easy to get because most of these students will not be able to attend college otherwise And yes not everyone needs to attend a fancy school but that's not what they are talking about here They are talking about normal state or community schools and standard programs


  5. Brady Krien Brady Krien says:

    This is a phenomenal in depth look at the way that financial aid functions in the state of Wisconsin and in the United States generally It is not as some have suggested propaganda for free college but a data driven look at the effectiveness of financial aid systems Goldrick Rab does suggest that ultimately in order to remain competitive globally a tuition free system is going to be necessary but the vast majority of the book focuses on the inefficiencies of the financial aid system the failures in the algorithms used to calculate financial aid the outdated approach to funding mechanisms and the ways in which the current system often hinders rather than helping students toward degree completion and the serious financial costs of such failures This books is based on an intensive longitudinal study of a variety of Pell grant students and presents a very damning critiue of the ineffectiveness of federal and state funding mechanisms and their inability to meet the needs of today's college students It's vital reading to anyone who wants a clearer picture of the way that financial aid works in this country and some of the fixes that we could attempt both major and minor to improve the situation for the vast majority of college students and parents It's also incredibly accessibly written and uses an excellent mix of analytical data and individual anecdotes to convey its message


  6. Molly Molly says:

    Even though I work in higher education I learned a lot from this book Some of it was frustrating eg that Ivy League schools with billion dollar endowments receive work study funds than community colleges where there are students in need Some of it was enlightening eg how expected family contribution is computed and assumes that parents including parents who are divorced will be willing to contribute to their child's education Some of it hit close to home The students profiled in her book match many I see on a day to day basis They are working often to help support their families yet still food insecure and sometimes homeless These students value education and push through these obstacles to get to class to learn and try to make a better life As Sara Goldrick Rab argues they deserve better from our financial aid system


  7. Liz Liz says:

    If you are at all interested in the process of financial aid in higher education this is a useful book I work with a lot of college students who depend on financial aid to make higher education and its resulting benefits possible Goldrick Rab does a good job explaining why our current system isn't working for many students why this is so and she presents some alternative options I do think it could benefit from additional research into the realities of developmental first year students and the financial realities faced by rural students but that reflects of my own day to day reality I appreciate the author's detailed attention to important financial issues faced by our current students


  8. Terry Brown Terry Brown says:

    Must read for anyone who cares about the future of higher education in the United States


  9. Janelle Janelle says:

    Goldrick Rab deftly weaves together statistics policy analysis history and personal stories in this book about how much college really costs in the US why and how it affects students I often had to set it aside because it lays bare the many ways Americans are failing the next generation and ensuring that wealth ineuality will only increaseI'm so disappointed with and furious at state legislatures Also I understand the labyrinth of financial aid a lot better now If you received financial aid to attend college but it was than 5 or so years ago you probably don't know how much it has changed I wish I could make my state representatives read this book Institutions of higher education are working hard to meet student needs but the problem is systemic and won't be able to be fixed at the institutional levelAmericans we have valued education so much in the past and understood it as than an individual good What happened? Can we really not see beyond ourselves and our own interests?


  10. La& La& says:

    Reading this book reminded me of watching a seasoned heavy weight fighter one who grabs you and holds you through 11 rounds and then suddenly bam starts swinging Hard Here the author also takes time to build her argument to carefully present her argument and then ends with fire If you have the time by all means read the entire thing But if you want to cut to the chase skip right to the last chapter 90 footnotes and you will find gems like these The financial aid system allows liberals to feel good and the poor indebted while at the same time providing a scapegoat for conservatives to blame 236 And yet Betsy DeVos is our Secretary of Education


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