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No Matter Who’s Paying the Bill, College Is More Expensive Than You Think

Rachel Fishman was quoted in Time about the cost of college:

Of course, it’s easy for a 20-year-old college student to prioritize a fulfilling job when there’s no salary range in question, notes Rachel Fishman, a senior policy analyst with New America’s Educational Policy Program.
“They don’t think about it as living with a fulfilling career in poverty,” says Fishman, who has also conducted surveys about what influences students in deciding where to attend college.
The results might have been more mixed, she says, if respondents had to weigh an unfulfilling career with an average salary of, say, $50,000 versus a more fulfilling career where average salaries are around $25,000.