Twitter Chat: Is College Worth the Steep Price?

BY Bridget Shirvell  September 5, 2013 at 12:22 PM EST

Student at Regis University. Photo By Glenn Asakawa/The Denver Post via Getty Images.PBS NewsHour holds live Twitter chats each Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. EDT. Join us on Twitter @NewsHour using the hashtag #NewsHourChats. Photo By Glenn Asakawa/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

Summer may not be over for a few more weeks but Labor Day, September and the start of the school year always make it seem like fall. With most students back in school, we focused on college education and affordability in this week’s Twitter chat. We discussed paying for college education, if college is worth the steep price, what should be done to make college more affordable, how important is it to narrow the broad socio-economic gap at the nations most competitive schools and what advice you wish you could give your school age self. Visit our Education page for all of the latest in our education coverage and tune in next week when NewsHour Correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports on the widening socioeconomic gap at elite colleges.

Read a transcript of the chat below.