Tuition costs are supposedly increasing, but at a slower rate (from

College tuition rose at the slowest rate on record in May, as an increased focus on affordability from both students, administrators and public officials shows signs of stopping what once appeared to be the runaway price of higher education.

“Both institutions and states are worried about rising prices and about price sensitivity and are trying to slow things down,” said Sandy Baum, an economist who studies higher education finance.…
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Tough news for those taking out new student loans for the 2017/2018 school year ….

Written by Shahien Nasiripour – Bloomberg

The U.S. government is raising prices for new student debt, adding hundreds of dollars to the cost of the typical federal college loan.

Beginning in July, interest rates on new government loans are set to rise by 0.69 percentage point, according to Wednesday figures from the Department of the Treasury.…
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