Tuition tracker

The Hechinger Report, the Education Writers Association, and the Dallas Morning News have teamed up to study how financial aid and tax credits for tuition have shifted from lower- to higher-income students. Read our stories below or click on the logo to find out how much you might pay to go to college. See all our Special Reports

Tuition tracker

College, federal financial aid increasingly benefits the rich

It’s not just colleges and universities that are shifting their financial aid from lower-income to higher-income students. Tuition tax credits and other tax breaks to offset the cost of higher…

Freshman Esmeralda Rosas of Dallas is going to the University of North Texas because of the Emerald Eagle Scholar program, an affordable education plan for lower-income families. Here she is photographed in the campus library where she comes to study, Monday, January 27, 2014. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)

How some families pay less for college than others

The sticker price at Pennsylvania State University runs about $30,000 a year for in-state students. At Swarthmore College, it’s nearly twice that. Yet Swarthmore ends up being cheaper for most…

Poorer families are bearing the brunt of college price hikes, data show

America’s colleges and universities are quietly shifting the burden of their big tuition increases onto low-income students, while many higher-income families are seeing their college costs rise more slowly, or…