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How America Pays for College 2014

Sallie Mae's National Study of College Students and Parents

How America Pays for College

College is one of the biggest expenses that a family will experience. How America Pays for College 2014 (PDF) focuses on the sources that families use and the choices they make to afford a student's higher education. This annual report offers insights into:

  • The range and proportion of funding sources used
  • Lifestyle and spending choices made to meet college costs
  • The impact of planning on paying for college


This snapshot of How America Pays for College 2014 illustrates the choices American families are making to afford higher education.

View infographic (PDF)

$20,882 Average spent by families on college
Additional Resources

Report Summary and Archive in the Sallie Mae Newsroom

How America Pays for College 2014 Social Media Kit

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