At almost 700 institution of higher learnings and colleges, the rates paid by low-income trainees increased by bigger portions than the rates paid by their highest-income ones, according to federal information examined by the Hechinger Report and released in U.S.A. Today
The research study is based upon what trainees in fact paid, not tuition rates.
The net rate for the lowest-income trainees at Connecticut College increased 235 percent in the last years, compared to 9 percent for the highest-income trainees. The lowest-income trainees at Oklahoma Wesleyan University saw their net rate increase by 69 percent, while it fell by 37 percent for their highest-income schoolmates. At Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, the net rate increased by 45 percent for the lowest-income and down by 27 percent for the highest-income trainees.
None of the colleges reacted to ask for remark.
In many cases, the low-income trainees still pay less (in dollars) than wealthier trainees.