Wyoming: Failing Grade on Cost of College

Laramie, WY – A report looking at the affordability of college across the country says that Wyoming gets a failing grade. The National Center on Public Policy in Higher Education says the problem is that the cost of college keeps going up and there is not enough financial aid available. Wyoming now offers hundreds of dollars a semester to qualifying students to make college more accessible. But a policy analyst at the Center, Debbie Frankle, says one problem with programs like this are they give out most of the money based on merit and not on need. The National Center did give Wyoming a high grade for the number of students that complete college. But, the Center says the state struggles when it comes to preparing students for higher education.