Half Title Page.
List of Tables.
1: Background and History.
2: Introduction: College Costs in the National News Media.
3: From Popular Press to Public Policies.
4: Context: Access and Affordability in American Higher Education.
5: Context: Student Financial Aid Precedents and Practices.
6: The Federal Government and Student Financial Aid Initiatives, 1950 to 2010.
7: Cost Escalation and Tuition Price Fixing Allegations.
8: Context: Categories of College Costs and the Contemporary Campus.
9: Costs Complexity: The Case of the Multipurpose University.
10: Prices and Costs in Higher Education: Decentralized Academic Budgeting.
12: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
13: Connections: Past to Present.
14: Concepts Crucial to College Costs.
15: The Complexity of the Modern Campus.
16: Universities versus Business Corporations.
17: Problems Within the College and University.
18: Controversies over Policies: Problems of Rising College Costs.
19: Solutions to the Problems of Rising College Costs.
20: Conclusion: Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education.
23: Introduction to the Forum on Policy Perspectives.
24: The College Cost Problem: The View from the Delta Cost Project.
25: Perspective on the Rising Costs of Higher Education.
26: College Cost: Over Hyped and Misunderstood.
27: How Much Have College Prices Really Increased?.
28: Why Cost Matters: The Taxpayer Burden of Higher Education.
29: Too High a Price? The Impact of College Prices on Underserved Students.
30: Just Say No to “Sticker Price”.
31: Forecasting Our Risks.
32: Commotion at the Gates: Higher Education's Evolving Role in U.S. Inequality.
33: International Perspectives on the Rising Cost of Higher Education.
35: Key Organizations and Programs.
36: Key Persons.
37: Key Publications.
40: Constitution of the American Society for Educating Pious Youth for the Gospel Ministry (1815).
41: The Morrill Land Grant Act (1862).
42: Foundations and the Privately Endowed University as a New Type (1922).
43: Serviceman's Readjustment Act (1944).
44: President's Commission Report on Higher Education for American Democracy (1947).
45: California Master Plan (The Donahoe Act) (1960).
46: Higher Education Act Reauthorization: Creation of the BEOG (Pell Grants) (1972).
47: What Price Egalitarianism? (1981).
48: Delta Cost Project Report Summary (2009).
50: Print Resources.
About the Author.