Cost Efficiency

Survey: Pain of College Debt Weighs Heavily On Virginians

January 25, 2017

From forcing families to delay starting a family, to preventing recent graduates from purchasing a home and entrepreneurs from starting businesses to help spur the economy, the impact of college debt is felt far and wide across Virginia.

Voters are now calling on their elected officials to stem the tide of these rising costs, according to the results of a statewide survey released today by ACT Now! VA, a grassroots movement presented by Partners 4 Affordable Excellence @EDU.

ACT Now! VA, short for Affordable College Tuition, is a grassroots campaign that stood up in 2016 to encourage public dialogue and action to help ensure improved affordability and quality at America’s public colleges and universities. It launched its efforts with a market survey in Virginia that catalogued more than 1,000 responses from a diverse audience across the Commonwealth.

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ACT Now! VA summary with quotes

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