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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges

NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit to get the facts!

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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability

New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list

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Do Price Controls Help Students?

Inside Higher Ed - Opinion Piece

April 13, 2012

American higher education is a divided system, in which the "haves" fret over their odds of getting into Swarthmore, while the "have-nots" balance minimum-wage jobs with classes at a nearby public college. Students who can pay more - or take on more debt - will have better options. Those who can't, won't. In fact, though, this is what has already happened. At four-year colleges, differential pricing is becoming the norm.

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