Understanding College Affordability

Testimony

Understanding College Affordability

Testimony before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, United States Senate
February 6, 2018

Abstract

Sandy Baum, fellow with the Urban Institute’s Education Policy Program, testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee on modernizing and reforming the Higher Education Act (HEA) to address college affordability. In her testimony, she notes that college affordability depends on more than tuition, expenses, and aid. The value of the education helps determine its affordability over the long run.

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