“The share of public colleges considered affordable decreased¬†between the 2012-13 and 2016-17 academic years,¬†according to a new report from the National College Access Network (NCAN). NCAN defines an affordable college as one with a total cost of attendance not exceeding the combination of: its average grant and federal loan awards; average expected family contribution for Pell Grant recipients; average Federal-Work Study award; and summer wages, plus $300. “