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College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

Caroline M. Hoxby


Aspiring college students and their families have many options. A student can attend an in-state or an out-of-state school, a public or private college, a two-year community college program or a four-year university program. Students can attend full time and have a bachelor of arts degree by the age of twenty-three or mix college and work, progressing toward a degree more slowly. To make matters more complicated, the array of financial aid available is more complex than ever. Students and their families must weigh federal grants, state merit scholarships, college tax credits, and college savin ... More

Keywords: college students, community college program, university program, bachelor of arts, degree, financial aid, federal grants, state merit scholarships, college tax credits, college savings accounts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226355351
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226355375.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline M. Hoxby, editor