As aid to illegal alien students increases, American students pay more for college

Article CAIRCO note: 
Tuition is up more than 60 percent in Colorado
Article publisher: 
Campus Reform
Article date: 
5 November 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 
American college students are paying more of the cost to obtain a degree while government funding has decreased by $6.6 billion over ten years. At the same time, many schools across the country are increasing illegal students' access to government aid.
Since 2008, states have spent $1,220, or 13 percent less on average per student while annual published tuition at four-year colleges has increased by nearly $3,000, or 37 percent. In 41 states, average tuition increased by more than 20 percent. Seven states saw average tuition increase by over 60 percent, according to a recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
This comes as several public colleges and universities have recently offered financial resources to illegal immigrant and DACA students. 
Campus Reform has reported on the increasing number of colleges and universities that provide financial resources to illegal immigrant and DACA students, such as $3.8 million in tuition aid for illegal [alien] immigrant students in New Jersey, and an estimated $2.9 million in resources to California DACA students
The University of California-Berkeley also provides financial aid for illegal immigrant students, while Colorado public institutions like the University of Colorado-Denver provide illegal immigrant students access to state-funded aid.
Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia offer in-state tuition to illegal [alien] immigrant students, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Twelve states and the District of Columbia also offer state financial aid to illegal immigrant students....


State Higher Education Funding Cuts Have Pushed Costs to Students, Worsened Inequality, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, October 24, 2019:

Raised tuition. Annual published tuition at four-year public colleges has risen by $2,708, or 37 percent, since the 2008 school year.[5] In Louisiana, published tuition at four-year schools has doubled, while in seven other states — Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and Hawaii — published tuition is up more than 60 percent....

Average Net Price of Attendance at a Public Four-Year University as a Share of Median Household Income, by Race, 2017

State         Overall    White, Non-Hispanic      Black    Hispanic   Asian

Colorado     24%                22%                     32%*     32%*       21%