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Legislation needed to improve higher education cost transparency

Legislation needed to improve higher education cost transparency

We've all heard Horace Mann's quote about education being the great equalizer, and we've seen the evidence that education is the best pathway out of poverty. With that said, paying for college today has become a complex maze with the potential to stop low and moderate income students and families in their tracks before a college application is ever submitted. The focus at Central Scholarship since our founding in 1924 has been on college affordability and price transparency. Our state needs this focus now more than ever, with the annual costs of attendance (tuition, fees, room, board, books, transportation and other personal expenses) ranging from $20,000 to $30,000 at...

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