Paying the Price by Sara Goldrick-Rab audiobook

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

By Sara Goldrick-Rab
Read by Vanessa Daniels

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781515917939

  • ISBN: 9781515917939

Runtime: 9.78 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

If you are a young person, and you work hard enough, you can get a college degree and set yourself on the path to a good life, right? Not necessarily, says Sara Goldrick-Rab, and with Paying the Price, she shows in damning detail exactly why.

Drawing on an unprecedented study of 3,000 young adults who entered public colleges and universities in Wisconsin in 2008 with the support of federal aid and Pell Grants, Goldrick-Rab reveals the devastating effect of these shortfalls. Half the students in the study left college without a degree, while less than twenty percent finished within five years. The cause of their problems, time and again, was lack of money. Unable to afford tuition, books, and living expenses, they worked too many hours at outside jobs, dropped classes, took time off to save money, and even went without adequate food or housing. In many heartbreaking cases, they simply left school—not with a degree, but with crippling debt. Goldrick-Rab combines that shocking data with devastating stories of six individual students, whose struggles make clear the horrifying human and financial costs of our convoluted financial aid policies.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This cogent and persuasive argument for a more humane and efficient program to make higher education accessible to all capable students draws upon thorough research and an array of personal portraits. Highly recommended for parents and taxpayers. Library Journal Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Sara Goldrick-Rab

Author Bio: Sara Goldrick-Rab

Sara Goldrick-Rab is coeditor of Reinventing Financial Aid: Charting a New Course to College Affordability and has written on education issues for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. She is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Business & Economics
Runtime: 9.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English