Grassley wants colleges to be more transparent about their costs

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, on prison reform legislation. A criminal justice bill passed in the Senate gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., listens at left. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Senator Chuck Grassley hopes that colleges become more transparent about their costs.

He applauded Central College for lowering its tuition from $38,600 to $18,600. Grassley has 3 bills designed to help students understand the costs of college.

The senator stated that "Colleges tend to think that having a high tuition is a reflection of quality, which just means they have to offer more scholarships"

Grassley says he hopes Central College's $20,000 drop starts a trend.
He argues that between high tuition, scholarships, and federal aid, it's hard to evaluate the cost between colleges.