The Value of Higher Education: Research and Resources

As the rising cost of college and increasing student debt levels continue to garner public attention in the media and on Capitol Hill, the value of a higher education has been closely scrutinized. In recent months, several research reports have examined the long-term financial benefits of a higher education—and uniformly concluded that individuals with some form of higher education reap significant fiscal benefits. Following is a list of the most recent studies, along with a brief summary of their findings. In addition to the list below, NASFAA has guides on understanding financial aid, qualifying for it, and cutting college costs.
 


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