More Than Tuition And Fees: The Real Costs Of Going Away To College

Mark Edward Fincher

Abstract


Going off to college is a wonderful experience of learning and growth for many people. Many in higher education ask why students skip this experience to attend a community college. The direct, indirect, and social costs of going off to college can far exceed the cost of tuition and fees for many students. The purpose of this study is to fully measure the costs that are avoided by forgoing a move and a community college.


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