If you make minimum wage and go to UNH without any financial aid, it will take 1.2 years of full-time work to pay for 1 year of tuition – the second-worst rate of any state. (Pennsylvania is slightly worse).
That’s according to an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, titled “Minimum Wage Alone Won’t Get You Through College.”
The study does not include other costs, likes books and housing, but it also doesn’t acknowledge that many students don’t pay full tuition because of all the grants and aid available. Either way, it’s a sobering analysis for those of us who think that going to college is the best way for the working poor to improve their lot in life.