The True Costs of College

Authors: Kendall, N., Goerisch, D., Kim, E.C., Vernon, F., Wolfgram, M.

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  • Systematically examines all key areas of the costs of college
  • Creates a framework for analyzing college cost impact on student well-being, thus supporting direct policy intervention
  • Includes data drawn from 18 months of ethnographic research 
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This book examines the true costs of attendance faced by low- and moderate-income students on four public college campuses, and the consequences of these costs on students’ academic pathways and their social, financial, health, and emotional well-being. The authors’ exploration of the true costs of academics, living expenses, and student services leads them to conclude that current college policies and practices do not support low-income and otherwise marginalized students’ well-being or success. To counter this, they suggest that reform efforts should begin by asking value-based questions about the goals of public higher education, and end by crafting class-responsive policies. They propose three tools that policymakers can use to do this work, and steps that every person can take to revitalize public support for public education, equity-producing policies, and democratic participation in the public arena.

About the authors

Nancy Kendall is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Denise Goerisch is Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative, Religious, and Intercultural Studies at Grand Valley State University, USA

Esther C. Kim is Adjunct Professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, USA.  

Franklin Vernon is Faculty in the Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation, as well is in the Interdisciplinary Health PhD Program, at Northern Arizona University, USA.

Matthew Wolfgram is Senior Researcher in the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions, at the Wisconsin Center for Educational Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The True Costs of College
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53861-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53861-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53860-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 158
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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