The cost of a college education is a growing problem in the U.S. — and it’s not even close to being solved.
The country needs to spend $1 trillion on higher education over the next decade to fully fund its education system and bring the nation back to where it was before the Great Recession, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
Pew researchers said that the nation needs to put an additional $2 trillion into higher education and $1.2 trillion in the Pell Grant program, which provides financial aid to low-income students, in order to make up for lost revenues.
The report also found that a majority of Americans still believe the government is too slow in providing the money it needs to provide education, while only a minority believe that the U,S.
should focus on education for those who need it most.
As a result, most people still don’t have enough money to cover their college education.
“Our biggest challenge is that Americans still think they can afford college and still believe they’re going to be able to afford it,” said David Kochel, senior vice president at Pew.
The nation’s colleges and universities have struggled to keep up with rising tuition costs.
The cost has risen more than 20 percent annually since 2010, and the percentage of students attending for-profit institutions has risen as well.
While the percentage at for-profits has fallen slightly, it remains far above what is necessary to maintain an adequate level of support for students who need to attend.
In 2019, for-service colleges received $3.4 billion in Pell Grants, more than twice the $2.6 billion received by for-credit institutions, the report found.
Pell Grants were awarded in 2020 to 2.6 million students who were enrolled in at least one accredited college.
They are also eligible for scholarships and grants to cover the cost of tuition and room and board.
“These new Pell Grants are great, but the reality is that they’re only providing about 20 percent of the Pell Grants that we need,” Kocher said.
The Pell Grants for the most part don’t go to students who qualify for them.
Many students receive the same Pell Grants regardless of their need for them, he said.
“This is one of the most important things we can do to make sure that these students are not left out.”
The report found that 46 percent of Americans believe that students should pay for college, with just 22 percent of adults saying they think the cost should be based on the amount of money they earn.
About half of all Americans have heard that the government should spend more money on education, but only a third think that should happen, the study found.
Nearly half of Americans said they believe the U.,S.
needs to invest more in the education system, and about one in three said the country should focus its efforts on educating for those with the greatest need.
Most Americans believe the nation should spend an additional billion dollars per year on higher ed.
And nearly half of people said they support raising the federal minimum wage to $10 an hour, a measure that has been advocated by many Democrats and Republicans.
The survey also found widespread dissatisfaction with the federal government’s response to the financial crisis and with the way that it has handled the recession.
About one in five Americans said that President Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis was a major reason they weren’t paying attention to college.
More than one in four people also said they didn’t believe the federal budget was working well to deal with the nation’s financial problems, while another in five said they were unsure of how much the country was spending on the economy.
In 2018, only 37 percent of people believed the government was working to help the country deal with its economic problems.
Nearly half said the government’s budget was not working well, while 31 percent said it was working poorly and 7 percent said they did not know.
“We know from our previous survey that a large percentage of Americans say they are worried that the federal deficit is increasing,” said Koche.
“In fact, we find that most people believe the deficit is likely to increase, not decrease.
People believe that things are getting worse, not better.”