Dynarski: Complexity of paying for college discourages potential students

April 26, 2012

The Wall Street Journal quoted Susan M. Dynarski in a recent article about the barriers to education attainment in the U.S. and how that will impact the U.S. economy in the long term. According to the article, the current generation of Americans will accrue less formal education than their parents, breaking a longstanding trend.

According to the article, "Governments and colleges have offered more financial aid, but the complexity of the American system – a dizzying array of grants and loans, tax deductions and scholarships—confuses and sometimes scares off potential college-goers, says University of Michigan economist Susan Dynarski."

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