New Hampshire’s Great Cost Shift: How Higher Education Cuts Have Fueled Student Debt and Undermine the State’s Future Middle Class
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Today, college costs are rising beyond the reach of many Granite Staters. State policy decisions have played a significant role in this rise. This report shows that New Hampshire’s investment in higher education has decreased considerably over the past two decades, and, as a result, the state has the highest average tuition in the country. Students and their families now pay—or borrow—much more than they can afford to get a higher education, a trend which will have grave consequences for both their futures and for New Hampshire’s future economy.