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Tuition Rises While Wages Stagnate

For the 2018-2019 academic year, Haverford set its cost of attendance at an all-time high of $70,994. Year after year, this price tag has been increasing beyond the yearly inflation rate, and students are frequently left wondering where, exactly, all that money is going.[1] Much of it is, indeed, going to support the attendance of fellow students, as we can see with our all-time high average (not median) financial aid grant of $50,101. Whether these numbers themselves are just is a matter for a different article, and one which has been written many times over. Instead, I want to turn the focus to an infrequently reported number: $9/hour, the base pay for most student employment at Haverford.