Friday, October 11, 2019

UC Costs: The Loan Problem

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PPIC's study of California higher ed shows that net costs to undergraduate students at the three segments of public education are a lot less than the gross total cost. (Top chart.) However, when it comes to loans, it appears that at UC the loan debt in absolute dollar terms is roughly the same across income levels. (Bottom chart.) Clearly, a given dollar debt is more burdensome for lower income households than higher. 

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