College payment - how typical U.S. families pay for college, by contribution 2021

How the typical family in the United States pays for college in 2021, by percent of total typical contribution made from each source

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Release date

July 2021


United States

Survey time period

April 8 to May 4, 2021

Number of respondents

1,985 respondents

Special properties

dependent undergraduate students and parents

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Sample size was 1,985 participants: 985 parents of 18 to 24-year-old undergraduate students, and 1,000 18 to 24-year-old undergraduate students.

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