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Private College Costs up Again but at Slower Rate
October 4, 2012
Private colleges and universities increased tuition 3.9 percent this fall, a rate well above overall inflation but the smallest increase in at least four decades, and substantially lower than prices have been rising at public universities.The figures released Thursday by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities highlight some of the complexities within an overall trend of rising college costs.The list price at private colleges remains substantially higher than at publics. But private colleges, which enroll about a quarter of four-year college students, typically also award more financial aid.