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College & Career Issues: Cost of College

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Articles with Reading Levels: 11.0-11.9
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Articles with Reading Levels: 12.0-12.9

Article Name: Forget Tanning Beds. College Students Today Want Uber Parking.
Source: The New York Times
Author: Lisa Prevost
Date Published: June 25, 2019
Guiding Question: How is the cost of college impacting what students want from their dorms and off-campus housing?
Grade Level: 11.2

Article Name: Federal Data Shows 3.9 Million Students Dropped Out of College with Debt in 2015 and 2016
Source: The Hechinger Report 
Author: Jill Barshay
Date Published: November 6, 2017
Guiding Question: How does the cost of college impact the dropout rate of low-income students?
Grade Level: 11.1

Article Name: Ohio's Tuition Vouchers Could Soon Give More Money to More Middle Class, Suburban Students
Author: Patrick O'Donnell 
Date Published: February 17, 2017
Guiding Question: How could Ohio's voucher program help students recieve more money for school?
Grade Level: 11.7

Article Name: Private Colleges Suggest New York's Free Tuition Plan Limits Choices 
Source: New York Times 
Author: Vivian Yee 
Date Published: January 24, 2017
Guiding Question: How could New York's free tuition plan  potentially harm private colleges and hinder student choice?
Grade Level: 11.2 

Article Name: Colleges Drive Digital Textbooks
Source: University Business 
Author: Sherrie Negrea
Date Published: October 18, 2017
Guiding Question: How does colleges switching to e-textbooks for courses reduce college cost?
Grade Level: 12.5

Article Name: How to Reduce College Costs 
Source: Forbes 
Author: Tom Lindsay
Date Published: February 28, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some suggestions Lindsay has for reducing the cost of college?
Grade Level: 12.0

Article Name: In 18 Years, a College Degree Could Cost About $500,000 
Source: CNBC
Author: Vanessa Wong 
Date Published: March 17, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some of the reasons college costs are growing so exponentially?
Grade Level: 12.3

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Article Name: Texas A&M Commerce offers $10,000 degree-- but Discourages Freshmen from Pursuing
Source: Texas Tribune 
Author: Matthew Watkins
Date Published: October 20, 2017
Guiding Question: Why may one Texas school's reduced cost degree not work for traditional students?
Grade Level: 10.7

Article Name: In the Weeks Before Freshman Year, Money Worries Aplenty
Source: NPR
Author: Elissa Nadworny
Date Published: September 7, 2017
Guiding Question: What are some ways college costs are shaping college decission?
Grade Level: 8.1

Article Name: Why Debt-Free College Will Not Solve the Real Problems in America's Higher Education System
Source: The Conservation 
Author: N/A
Date Published: July 11, 2016
Guiding Question: What does this article see as the real issues facing America's higher education system?
Grade Level: 10.1

Article Name: How Much of a Boost Should Insititutions Give Low-Income Students?
Source: Education Week 
Author: Patti Zarling
Date Published: November 27, 2017
Guiding Question: What can colleges do to help students better understand the actual cost of attending college?
Grade Level: 13.4

Article Name: Affordability, Campus Environment Top Campus Stressors 
Source: Education Dive 
Author: Pat Donachie 
Date Published: September 13, 2017
Guiding Question: What affect has the price of college had on students?
Grade Level: 13.8

Article Name: College Costs Rising Faster Than Financial Aid, Report Says 
Source: Washington Post 
Author: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel
Date Published: October 26, 2016
Guiding Question: What trends are we seeing in the rising cost of college?
Grade Level: 13.3

Article Name: Why Colleges Continue to Increase Tuition When Many Should Lower It
Source: Forbes 
Author: Lucie Lapovsky
Date Published: December 29, 2016
Guiding Question: What are some of the reasons colleges give for not lowering tuition costs?
Grade Level: 16.3