The Cost of Opportunity: Student Stories of College Affordability
Eckerson Peters, Eleanor
Roberson, Amanda Janice
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This report elevates students’ stories to contextualize and illuminate financial barriers to college access and success. The report. shares the perspectives and aspirations of 17 low-income and working-class students based on interviews IHEP conducted over two semesters of their college journeys. The report identifies opportunities for policymakers and institutional leaders to support all students through completion, grounded in students' experiences and the affordability challenges that they face.