Senator Chuck Grassley made these statements on the floor of the United States Senate on Sept. 12:
“I have three bills designed to help students better understand the actual cost of college, because it is not at all transparent.
“Colleges tend to think that having a high tuition is a reflection of quality, which just means they have to offer more scholarships.
“Between that and the complexity of federal student aid, price shopping for college is almost impossible.
“That’s why I was glad to learn that one of Iowa’s well-respected private colleges, Central College in Pella, Iowa, has lowered its tuition from $38,600 to $18,600 to better reflect the actual cost.
“Maybe they will start a trend.”